Sunday 1 October 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gary Ablett and Rico Constantino.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The House At Old Vine by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Straightaway.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1961 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Gary Ablett: Australian Rules Footballer.
- Rico Constantino: American professional wrestler.
- Robert Rey: Brazilian plastic surgeon and television personality.
- Corrie van Zyl: South African cricketer and coach.
- Donald Cook: Actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60.
- KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
- Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
- WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
- WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
- A believed-extinct volcano erupts in Tristan da Cunha.
- East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- Barry Mann - Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
- The Jive Five - My True Story
- Johnny Tillotson - Without You
- Elvis Presley - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
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