What Happened on May 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
  • 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens
  • Novelty single "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42

Famous Birthdays

  • Dana Williams, American singer (Diamond Rio - Meet in the Middle), born in Dayton, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), dies of a heart attack at 53
1961 Highlights

About May 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
  • UK #1 Song: You're Driving Me Crazy - Temperance Seven