Sunday 30 July 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Reggie Roby and Elio .
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 Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 July 1961 ?
- Vanuatu - Independence Day
- St. Julitta (a martyr)
- St. Sennen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
- Reggie Roby: NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs).
- Elio : Italian singer and musician, the founder of the Italian rock band Elio e le Storie Tese.
- Laurence Fishburne: American actor.
- El Brazo: Mexican wrestler (d. 2013).
- 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields, Illinois
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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