Friday 18 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 John Viscardi in New York City and Birol Unel.
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 Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1961 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- John Viscardi in New York City: USA; actor (Father Tony - One Life to Live).
- Birol Unel: German-Turkish actor.
- Huw Edwards: Welsh-English journalist and author.
- Timothy Geithner: American banker and politician 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- Glenn Plummer: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Construction on Berlin Wall completed.
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
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
- Connie Francis - Together
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - School Is Out
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