Saturday 11 March 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 11 March 1961 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- Mike Percy: rocker (Dead or Alive - "Spin Me Round").
- Bruce Watson in Ontario: Canada; rock guitarist (Big Country - "Wonderland").
- Jake Arnott: English author.
- Elias Koteas: Canadian actor.
- Claudine Mercier: Canadian singer and actress.
- Bruce Watson: Canadian-Scottish guitarist (Big Country and Casbah Club)
- Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks and Maple Leafs (20 each)
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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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