Wednesday 17 May 1961
It was Wednesday, 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.
The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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 17 May 1961 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Jamil Azzaoui: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Justin King: English businessman.
- Enya : Irish singer and songwriter.
- Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers
- Fidel Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers.
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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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