December 15th, 1961, was a Friday. It was day 349 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.
59 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since December 15th, 1961.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
What happened on December 15th, 1961?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 15th, 1961.
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In 1961, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.
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.
The film "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.
The song "Moon River" by Henry Mancini won a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
US President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.
During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.
Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.
During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on December 15th, 1961.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 15th, 1961.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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