What Happened on December 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes released

#1 in the Charts

Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

Historic Event

JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam


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Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur (youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars), born in Leeds, England
  • Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
1961 Highlights

About December 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  • UK #1 Song: Tower Of Strength - Frankie Vaughan