Wednesday 29 March 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ane-Marie Sanches and Mike Kingery in Saint James.
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.
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 29 March 1961 ?
- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
- Ane-Marie Sanches: Newscaster (Suriname TV / Radio).
- Mike Kingery in Saint James: Minnesota, USA; outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates).
- Gary Brabham: English-Australian race car driver.
- Ari Emanuel: American talent agent.
- Mike Kingery: American baseball player.
- KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
- The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
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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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