Wednesday 5 April 1961
It was Wednesday, 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 Blue Moon by The Marcels.
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 5 April 1961 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Lulu Carter: Swedish television host and author.
- Jim LeRoy: American aerobatic pilot (Born 1961).
- Lisa Zane: American actress and singer.
- Barbra Streisand appears on Jack Paar Show
- Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council.
- The New Guinea Council of Western Papua is installed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- 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
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
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