Monday 8 May 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Janet McTeer and Nicolas Baverez.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon.
In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits.
Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, 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 The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1961 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Janet McTeer: British actress.
- Nicolas Baverez: French essayist and lawyer.
- Bill De Blasio: New York City city Mayor, elected on 5 November 2013, taking office in January 2014.
- Gert Kruys: Dutch footballer and manager.
- Vallo Reimaa: Estonian academic and politician.
- Akira Taue: Japanese professional wrestler
- David Winning: Canadian-American director producer and screenwriter
- James Fairfax: Actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63.
- 1st practical sea water conversion plant - Freeport, Texas
- First practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, Texas, USA.
- Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington.
- Briton George Blake is sentenced to 42 years imprisonment for spying.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Brenda Lee - You Can Depend On Me
- Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her
- Ray Charles - One Mint Julep
- Steve Lawrence - Portrait Of My Love
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
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