Monday 6 February 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Florence Aubenas and Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles.
In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
- Florence Aubenas: French writer who worked as a journalist for the newspaper "Libération".
- Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko: Russian major / Cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23).
- Yuri Onufriyenko: Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut.
- Cam Cameron: American football player and coach.
- Bill Lester: American race car driver.
- Yury Onufriyenko: Ukrainian-Russian colonel pilot and astronaut.
- Yuko Kobayashi: Japanese voice actress.
- Archibald T Davison: Composer, dies at 77.
- Jail, No Bail Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill, South Carolina
- KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Jackie Wilson - My Empty Arms
- The Capris - There's A Moon Out Tonight
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