Saturday 23 September 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on September 23, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chi McBride and Lesley Fitz-Simons.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee.
In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits.
Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 23 September 1961
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Which were the important events of 23 September 1961 ?
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
- French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
- Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
- Also see September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli
- Astrology: Usually the first day of sun sign Libra in the tropical zodiac.
- Traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and Eastern Orthodox churches ? because of the birthday of August, not because of the equinox.
- Chi McBride: American actor and singer.
- Lesley Fitz-Simons: Scottish actress who is best known for her role in "Take the High Road" from 1983.
- Simon Reggiani
- William Cameron McCool
- Phyllis Hines: Nashville, Tennessee -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- William C McCool: San Diego, California -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut.
- Scott Baio: Actor.
- Elizabeth Pena: American actress.
- William McCool: American astronaut William C. McCool - STS107 pilot and Commander in the U.S.
- Willie McCool: American astronaut (d. 2003).
- Liam Fox: Politician.
- Catherine Oxenberg: Actress.
- Bonnie Hunt: Actress.
- 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
- Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
- Eva B. Adams is confirmed as director of the US Mint.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
- Michael - The Highwaymen
- The Jive Five - My True Story
- (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- Without You - Johnny Tillotson
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- One Track Mind - Bobby Lewis
- When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers
Top #10 R&B songs
- My True Story - The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra
- Baby, You're Right - James Brown And The Famous Flames
- Ike & Tina Turner - It's Gonna Work Out Fine
- Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights Big City
- Little Willie John - Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You)
- Let The Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
- Freddy King - San-Ho-Zay
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Nothing But Good
- I Love You Yes I Do - Bull Moose Jackson
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
- Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Shirley Bassey
- You Don't Know - Helen Shapiro
- Well I Ask You - Eden Kane
- Halfway To Paradise - Billy Fury
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