Monday 24 April 1961
It was Monday, 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 Runaway by Del Shannon.
In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Bridge, directed by Bernhard Wicki, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1961 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Andrew Murrison: English physician and politician Minister for International Security Strategy.
- Lee Moran: American actor director and screenwriter (d. 1961).
- JFK accepts sole responsibility following Bay of Pigs
- Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
- US President John Kennedy accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs aborted invasion of Cuba.
- The Swedish ship ''Regalskeppet Vasa'' is removed from the water after being sunk 333 years earlier.
- President Kennedy delivers a revealing speech: ''The President and the Press: Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association'' JFK Library.org
- Sierra Leone becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
- Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
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