October 30th, 1961, fell on a Monday. It was day 303 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.
59 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since October 30th, 1961.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 30th, 1961:
The date is October 30th, 1961 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1961 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties. In America, the song Runaround Sue by Dion is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Walkin' Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1961, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Bert Kaempfert, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Bobby Lewis and Jimmy Dean.
A musical romantic drama film called "West Side Story" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" and "Davey and Goliath".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Astrobase" and "Ken (doll)".
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U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.
Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.
The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.
"Moon River" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.
"West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.
In 1961, the best soccer players were Pelé, Omar Sívori, Luis Suárez, Johnny Haynes, Lev Yashin, Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Uwe Seeler and John Charles.
In 1961, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.
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