December 15th, 1961, fell on a Friday. It was day 349 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.
58 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since December 15th, 1961.
Events that occurred 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:
The date is December 15th, 1961 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 1961 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Please Mr. Postman by Marvelettes is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Wagon Train", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Bonanza". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Dennis the Menace", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" and "Top Cat".
Popular toys include the likes of "Troll doll", "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch" and "Ken (doll)".
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 15th, 1961.
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.
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Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1961.
"Top Cat" - "Davey and Goliath" - "The Yogi Bear Show" - "Mister Ed" - "The Dick Tracy Show" - "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "The Flintstones" - "My Three Sons" - "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" - "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" - "Dennis the Menace" - "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" - "The Rifleman" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"
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