Friday 24 March 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James T Gallagher Jr in Johnstown and Dean Jones.
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.
One-Eyed Jacks, directed by Marlon Brando, 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.
On TV people were watching 'Way Out.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 March 1961 ?
- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- James T Gallagher Jr in Johnstown: Pennsylvania, USA; PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milwaukee).
- Dean Jones: Australian cricketer and coach.
- Yanis Varoufakis: Greek economist and politician Greek Minister of Finance.
- New York Senate approves US$55 million for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
- The Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
- Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie
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