Tuesday 11 April 1961
It was Tuesday, 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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Find out your future
Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 11 April 1961!
Which were the important events of 11 April 1961 ?
- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
- The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- Saint Danidl of Grimbergen
- Vincent Gallo: American actor singer director producer and screenwriter.
- Doug Hopkins: American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms) (Born 1961).
- Nobuaki Kakuda: Japanese martial artist.
- Laurent Cantet: French director, who received the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2008, for the film "Entre les murs.
- Lucky Vanous in Lincoln: Nebraska, USA; model (GQ, Diet Coke).
- Francis de Bourguignon: Composer, dies at 70.
- Adolf Eichmann trial begins in Israel
- Austrian 4th and last government of Raab resigns
- 15th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Saint Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1.
- Israel begins the Adolf Eichman WWII crimes trial.
- The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
- ''Vostok 1'': Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space, orbiting the Earth once.
- Albert Kalonji takes the title ''Emperor Albert I Kalonji'' of South Kasai.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- 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
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 11 April 1961 and get them!