Sunday September 24, 1961
US date format: 9/24/1961, UK date format: 24/9/1961
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 24, 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 Pierre Cosso and Luc Picard (actor).
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.
The Hustler, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 24, 1961?
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 24, 1961?
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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
- Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night)
- Johnny Tillotson - Without You
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- Bobby Lewis - One Track Mind
- The Dreamlovers - When We Get Married
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra - My True Story
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - Baby, You're Right
- 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
Sport Games on September 24, 1961
- Detroit Lions - Baltimore Colts : 16 - 15
- Minnesota Vikings - Dallas Cowboys : 7 - 21
- New York Giants - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 14
- San Francisco 49ers - Green Bay Packers : 10 - 30
- St. Louis Cardinals - Cleveland Browns : 17 - 20
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