Thursday 10 August 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Beatrice Alda and Nicolas Berggruen.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Beatrice Alda: Daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Lisa-Four Seasons).
- Nicolas Berggruen: Entrepreneur.
- Jon Farriss: Australian rock vocalist / drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt).
- England applies for membership in the European Common Market.
- Britain applies for membership in the European Economic Community.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Connie Francis - Together
- Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- The Highwaymen - Michael
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