Sunday 2 April 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 April 1961 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Christopher Meloni: American television and film actor, a ruggedly handsome man of Italian and French-Canadian descent whose best-known character is detective Elliot Stabler on TV’s “Law and Order: Special Crimes Unit.
- Gijs Steinmann: Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles).
- Cindy Mackey in Athens: Georgia, USA; LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard International Pro-Am).
- Keren Jane Woodward in Bristol: England; rock vocalist (Bananarama - "Venus").
- Buddy Jewell: American singer-songwriter.
- Keren Woodward: English singer-songwriter (Bananarama)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
- Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
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