Thursday 9 March 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marianne Basler and Carol Fyfe.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker.
In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
The AbsentMinded Professor, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hotel Victoria.
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Which were the important events of 9 March 1961 ?
- Saint Frances of Rome.
- Belize - Baron Bliss Day.
- Saint Gregory of Nyssa
- Marianne Basler: French/Belgian actress of Swiss origin.
- Carol Fyfe: Scottish manager of the Prince Arthur pub, near Euston Station, London.
- Mike Leach: American football player and coach.
- Rick Steiner: American wrestler.
- Darrell Walker: American basketball player and coach.
- 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
- Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
- Supremes release I Want A Guy andNever Again
- Mine cave-in in Japan kills 72.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem
- The Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes
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