Friday 31 March 1961
It was Friday, 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.
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Which were the important events of 31 March 1961 ?
- Saint Cornelia
- CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
- Freedom Day in Malta.
- Saint Amos
- Saint Benjamin
- Blessed Hendrik Werner
- Saint Balbina of Rome
- New Jersey - Thomas Mundy Peterson Day.
- Ron Brown: Los Angeles, California -- 4x100m runner (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Howard Gordon: American screenwriter and producer.
- Suzanne Westenhoefer: American comedian and actress.
- Gary Winick: American director and producer (d. 2011).
- Ron Brown in Los Angeles: California, USA; 4x100 metre runner (Olympics-gold-1984).
- Seerp Anema: Dutch Poet / writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85.
- Aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia.
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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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