Monday 5 June 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Running Scared by Roy Orbison.
In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Parent Trap, directed by David Swift, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 June 1961 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of N�r (Light) - First day of the fifth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Feast of Saint Boniface.
- Seychelles - Liberation Day.
- National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day).
- World Environment Day, since the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1972.
- Anniversary of the Signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Inuvaluit Day).
- Ramesh Krishnan: India -- Tennis star.
- Teri Nunn: California, United States -- Rock vocalist (Berlin-You Take my Breathe Away).
- Ulla Janascheck: German astrologer and author, a collaborator of Hans-Hinrich Taeger for many years, working on the Taeger Archives.
- Anke Behmer: German heptathlete.
- Mary Bergman: American voice actress and singer (d. 1999).
- Anthony Burger: American singer and pianist (The Kingsmen Quartet) (d. 2006)
- Aldo Costa: Italian engineer
- Mary Kay Bergman: American voice actress (d. 1999)
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roy Orbison - Running Scared
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- Shep and the Limelites - Daddy's Home
- The Shirelles - Mama Said
- Elvis Presley - I Feel So Bad
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- Pat Boone - Moody River
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Connie Francis - Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart
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