Tuesday 25 April 1961
It was Tuesday, 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 Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, 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.
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Which were the important events of 25 April 1961 ?
- ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand).
- Saint Filo.
- Official Red Hat Society day.
- Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday).
- Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica.
- Fuck the Earth Day - Declared by Jon Stewart in the April 24th, 2006 episode.
- Swaziland - National Flag Day.
- Faroe Islands - National Flag Day.
- Sinai Liberation Day, (Egypt), Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai peninsula.
- Saint Anianus
- Alice Day - celebration of the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll.
- World Penguin Day
- Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest).
- Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.
- Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.
- Saint Ermin
- Saint Mark the Evangelist
- Dinesh D'Souza: Indian-American journalist and author.
- Hans F Blunck: Writer.
- Mercury / Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
- Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
- Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
- Mercury/Atlas rocket lifts off with an electronic mannequin.
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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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