Tuesday 16 May 1961
It was Tuesday, 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.
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1961 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Nina Arvesen in White Plains: New York, USA; actress (Cassandra - The Young and the Restless).
- Danny Mock: American sports figure, a scout for the Green Bay Packers football franchise.
- Kevin McDonald: Canadian actor and screenwriter.
- Charles Wright: American wrestler.
- George A Malcolm: American jurist & educator (Born 1881).
- 13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr and Barbara Stanwyck
- In Hollywood, California, the 13th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Dick Powell and Joey Bishop. The Program of the Year: Macbeth
- Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'etat to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
- Park Chung Hee takes over in a military coup in South Korea.
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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
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- Shep and the Limelites - Daddy's Home
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- The Shirelles - Mama Said
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
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