Friday 26 May 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stephen Robert Pate in Ventura and Anna Carlucci.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe.
In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits.
A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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.
On TV people were watching Hancock.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 May 1961 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Stephen Robert Pate in Ventura: California, USA; PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic).
- Anna Carlucci: Italian actress, TV personality, noted family, sister of better-known actress Milli Gabriella.
- Pascal Raffin: French factory worker and arsonist, arrested 2/04/1996 less than an hour after setting a fire.
- Tarsem Singh: Indian-American director producer and screenwriter.
- USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
- US Air Force bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
- Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Shep and the Limelites - Daddy's Home
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- The Shirelles - Mama Said
- Roy Orbison - Running Scared
- Connie Francis - Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart
- Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
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