Monday 22 May 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dana Williams in Dayton and Mark Riva.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe.
In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits.
A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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.
On TV people were watching Hancock.
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Which were the important events of 22 May 1961 ?
- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Dana Williams in Dayton: Ohio, USA; singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle").
- Mark Riva: American journalist, music reviewer and DJ.
- Mike Breen: American sportscaster.
- Ann Cusack: American actress.
- Louise Mushikiwabo: Rwandan politician.
- Joan Davis: Actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53.
- Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
- Touchables In Brooklyn by Dickie Goodman hits #42
- 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens
- First revolving restaurant (top of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington) opens.
- An Earthquake rocks New South Wales.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Shep and the Limelites - Daddy's Home
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- The Shirelles - Mama Said
- Roy Orbison - Running Scared
- Connie Francis - Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart
- Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
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