Thursday July 20, 1961
US date format: 7/20/1961, UK date format: 20/7/1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Óscar Biscet and Campbell Scott.
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.
Francis of Assisi, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 20, 1961?
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 20, 1961?
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Top #11 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
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
- Adam Wade - The Writing On The Wall
- 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
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 R&B songs
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Days to next July 20If July 20, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 6 days.
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