Tuesday 2 May 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon.
In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits.
Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
- Peter Doohan: in Australia; tennis star.
- Doctor Robert: [Bruce R Howard]; rocker (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways").
- Steve James: English snooker player.
- Sophie Thibault: Canadian journalist.
- Phil Vickery: English chef and author.
- Bruce Howard: Scottish musician and band leader of "The Blow Monkeys," known by the name of Dr. Robert. Howard hit the charts from 1986 and in February 1987 had a top five hit. The band was one of the first to release a song about AIDS and as their outspoken leader, Howard had a song that was banned from BBC airwaves until after the General Election in June 1987 due to it's anti-Thatcher leanings. The band had another top-ten hit in early 1989.
- Stephen Daldry: English film director
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
- Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
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