Sunday 26 March 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Hague and James Rizzitano.
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 The Asphalt Jungle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 March 1961 ?
- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- William Hague: British politician, a Member of Parliament returned by general election on 2/23/1989 to replace Brittan Leon who resigned 12/31/1988.
- James Rizzitano: American-International chess master, self-taught, playing tournament chess since he was ten.
- Leigh Bowery: Australian-born English fashion performance artist (Born 1961).
- Billy Warlock: American actor.
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival.
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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