Wednesday 20 December 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Yvan Le Bolloch and Tommaso Chieffi.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Poly.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 20 December 1961 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Yvan Le Bolloch
- Tommaso Chieffi: Italian professional team sailor along with his brother, Enrico, world champions in 1995.
- Nate Newton: NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys).
- Sion Sono
- Mike Keneally: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dethklok).
- Freddie Spencer: American motorcycle racer.
- Bonnie Marino: Cleveland, Ohio -- Playmate (Jun, 1990).
- Gale Gilbert: NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers).
- Mohammad Fouad: Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor.
- Moss Hart: American director and playwright (d. 1961).
- Moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at age 57.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?