Friday 29 December 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss and Jim Reid.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hollywood Special.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1961 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss: Journalist / travel writer.
- Jim Reid: Scottish singer and guitarist for The Jesus and Mary Chain, a feedback-driven guitar band he co-founded with his brother William in 1983.
- Kevin Granata: American professor of Engineering (Born 1961).
- Richard Horton: English physician and journalist.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
- Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Cliff Richard - I Love You
- Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame / Little Sisters
- The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
- Matt Monro - Portrait Of My Love
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