Friday 11 August 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frederick W Sturckow and Craig Ehlo.
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 The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 August 1961 ?
- Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
- Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
- Taiwan - Valentine's Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
- St. Chromatius
- St. Equitius
- St. Gery/Gaugericus
- St. Susanna
- Frederick W Sturckow: La Mesa, California -- USMC Captain / Astronaut (sk: STS 88).
- Craig Ehlo: American basketball player, guard/ forward.
- Sunil Shetty: Movie Actor.
- David Brooks: American journalist and author.
- Jukka Tapanimäki: Finnish game programmer (d. 2000).
- Antanas Skema: Lithuanian writer, actor and director (Born 1910).
- Warren Spahn records victory number 300, beats Chicago Cubs 2-1.
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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