Saturday 8 April 1961
It was Saturday, 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 8 April 1961 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Élise Guilbault: Canadian actress.
- Brian McDermott: English footballer and manager.
- Richard Hatch: American newsfigure as the final contestant on a game show, "Survivor.
- British liner Dara explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
- A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
- The British passenger ship ''Dara'' blows up and sinks off Dubai. 238 passengers and crew are killed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
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