Thursday 20 April 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 April 1961 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Frances Adamson: Australian public servant and diplomat Australian Ambassador to China.
- Konstantin Lavronenko: Russian actor.
- Corrado Micalef: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Mike Pniewski: American actor and public speaker.
- Barry Smolin: American radio host, writer, and musician.
- Don Mattingly: American baseball player
- Nicholas Lyndhurst: British actor
- Don "Hitman" Mattingly in Evansville: Indiana, USA; New York Yankees first baseman (Most Valuable Player 1985).
- Marci Bozarth in Lampasas: Texas, USA; LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th).
- Eric Dupond-Moretti: French criminal lawyer, born to a mother of Italian descent (Moretti) and to a father he lost aged only 4. Known for the not-guilty verdicts he obtained, he was surnamed "Acquittator".
- American Harold Graham makes first rocket belt flight.
- Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
- Fidel Castro announces that the Bay of Pigs invasion has been defeated.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Kokomo - Asia Minor
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
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