Monday 27 March 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 March 1961 ?
- St. Augusta
- Angolan Victory Day.
- World Theatre Day
- St. John of Egypt
- St. Lydia
- Feast day of Rupert of Salzburg in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Ellery Hanley: rugby league player.
- Tony Rominger: Swiss former professional road racing cyclist who won the Vuelta a España in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Giro d'Italia in 1995.
- Mark Cohen: Irish cricketer.
- Nikita Dzhigurda: Russian actor and singer.
- Valery Kargin: Latvian economist and banker.
- Tak Matsumoto: Japanese singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (B'z and Tak Matsumoto Group)
- Marcelo Colombo: Argentinian bishop
- Jack Kane: Orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37.
- Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen.
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
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
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