Monday 20 March 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley.
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 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 March 1961 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Kathy Guadagnino in Albany: New York, USA; LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open).
- Slim Jim: Phantom [Jim Mcdonnell]; rock drummer (Stray Cats - "Stray Cat Strut").
- Ingrid Arndt-Brauer: German politician.
- Jesper Olsen: Danish footballer and manager.
- Sara Wheeler: English author and journalist.
- John Gable: American noted family, the only son of Clark Gable and his fifth wife, Kay Spreckels.
- John Clark Gable in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Bad Jim).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
- The Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes
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