Thursday 16 March 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mel Gray and Michiru Oshima.
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.
Ice Cold in Alex, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hotel Victoria.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1961 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Mel Gray: NFL wide receiver / kick returner (Houston / Tennessee Oilers).
- Michiru Oshima: Japanese composer.
- Brett Kenny: Australian rugby league footballer.
- Todd McFarlane: Canadian author illustrator and businessman founded McFarlane Toys.
- Michiru Ōshima: Japanese composer and producer.
- Chen Geng: Chinese military leader (Born 1903).
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