Thursday 13 April 1961
It was Thursday, 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.
La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 13 April 1961 ?
- Tammy Stephens in Arlington: Texas, USA; singer (Girls Next Door - Don't Be Cruel).
- Hiro Yamamoto: American bass player and songwriter (Soundgarden and Truly).
- John A Bennett: American convicted rapist (Born 1935).
- Carnival! opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
- In Portugal, a coup attempt against António de Oliveira Salazar fails.
- The Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba begins it fails by April 19.
- The 33rd Academy Awards ceremony is held.
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
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
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