Wednesday 26 April 1961
It was Wednesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1961 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Mike Francis: Italian singer and composer, best known for his 1982 hit, "Survivor".
- Anthony Cumia: American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show).
- Nancy Scranton in Centralia: Illinois, USA; golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic).
- Albert Lawrence: Jamaica -- 4X100m relayer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Joan Chen: Chinese-American actress director producer and screenwriter.
- Chris Mars: American singer-songwriter drummer and producer (The Replacements and Golden Smog)
- Gail Russell: Actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36.
- Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
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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
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
- Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
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