Saturday 18 March 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Todd Nelson in Dalles and Mark Van Thillo in Wilrijk.
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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- Saint Edward (d.978)
- Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
- Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
- Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
- United States - National Biodiesel Day
- Saint Anselm
- Saint Salvator
- Saint Narcissus
- Mexico - Expropiaci=n Petreolera
- Todd Nelson in Dalles: Oregon, USA; tennis star.
- Mark Van Thillo in Wilrijk: Belgium; co-captain (Biosphere 2).
- Vincent Cochetel: French official, the head of the UN High Commission for Refugees in Vladikavkaz (near Chechnya).
- Grant Hart: American singer and musician, drummer and co-vocalist for Hüsker Dü, an influential post-punk band from the 1980s.
- Arnaud Lagardère: French business leader, the General and Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA, holding company of the Lagardère Group.
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