Thursday 9 February 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Kruk and Jussi Lampi.
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.
Black Sunday, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1961 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- John Kruk: US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies).
- Jussi Lampi: Finnish actor singer and drummer.
- Grigory Levenfish: International chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at age 70.
- Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo.
- The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club.
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
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Jackie Wilson - My Empty Arms
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
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