Friday 14 April 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Clarke in South Bend and Robert Carlyle.
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.
On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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Which were the important events of 14 April 1961 ?
- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- John Clarke in South Bend: Indiana, USA; actor (Michael - Days of Our Lives).
- Robert Carlyle: Scottish actor who never appears to play similar parts twice.
- Daniel Clowes: American cartoonist and screenwriter.
- 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
- US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered.
- Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua.
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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