Saturday 23 September 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. 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 Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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 McCool: American astronaut William C. McCool - STS107 pilot and Commander in the U.S.
- William C McCool: San Diego, California -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut.
- Willie McCool: American astronaut (d. 2003).
- Elizabeth Pena: American 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
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- The Jive Five - My True Story
- Elvis Presley - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- Johnny Tillotson - Without You
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- Bobby Lewis - One Track Mind
- The Dreamlovers - When We Get Married
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)
- Fats Domino - Let The Four Winds Blow
- Freddy King - San-Ho-Zay
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Nothing But Good
- Bull Moose Jackson - I Love You Yes I Do
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