Friday 12 May 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon.
In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits.
Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, 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 12 May 1961 ?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Thomas Dooley: German-American soccer player and manager.
- Bruce McCulloch: Canadian actor director and producer.
- Philippe Graton: Belgian photographer and screenwriter of cartoons, television and cinema.
- Lar Park Lincoln: American actress.
- Ray Gillen in Cliffside Park: New Jersey, USA; rocker (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark").
- Paul Begala: American political commentator
- Botvinnik wins world chess championship for third time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
- Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
- Steve Lawrence - Portrait Of My Love
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