Monday 17 July 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roy Pienaar and Jonathan Potts.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1961 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Roy Pienaar: South African cricketer.
- Jonathan Potts: Canadian actor.
- : American rapper producer and actor (Gang Starr) (d. 2010).
- Jeremy Hardy: English comedian and actor.
- Ty Cobb: American Major League Baseball player, an outfielder nicknamed "The Georgia Peach.
- Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
- John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
- Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Adam Wade - The Writing On The Wall
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart
- Floyd Cramer - San Antonio Rose
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
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