Wednesday 26 July 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Améris and Gary Cherone.
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.
Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books.
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- Jean-Pierre Améris
- Gary Cherone: American singer-songwriter (Extreme Van Halen Tribe of Judah and Hurtsmile).
- David Heyman
- Andy Connell: English keyboard player and songwriter (Swing Out Sister and A Certain Ratio).
- Felix Dexter: Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013).
- Cholo Laurel: Filipino director and screenwriter.
- Dimitris Saravakos: Greek footballer.
- Yolanda Chen: Moscow, Russia -- Triple jumper (indoor record).
- Gary Cherone in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; heavy metal vocalist (Extreme - "More Than Words").
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Adam Wade - The Writing On The Wall
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
- Connie Francis - Together
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