Wednesday 22 February 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Morris and Marla O'Hara in Gardena.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk.
In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zu viele Köche.
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- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Mike Morris: NFL center (Minnesota Vikings).
- Marla O'Hara in Gardena: California, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Santa Cruz-third-1991).
- Don Van: Spall; guitarist (Sleeze Beez).
- Akira Takasaki: Japanese guitarist songwriter and producer (Lazy and Loudness).
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