Wednesday 12 April 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include D D Verni and Seán Hillen.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels.
In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 Viendo a Biondi.
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1961 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- D D Verni: Heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter).
- Seán Hillen: Irish artist whose work includes collages and the creative use of photographs.
- Magda Szubanski: Australian comedy actress, writer and producer who gained international fame with her role as Mrs.
- Enedina Félix: Mexican drug lord.
- Corrado Fabi: Italian race car driver.
- Lisa Gerrard: Australian singer-songwriter (Dead Can Dance)
- Charles Mann: American football player and sportscaster
- 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
- Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
- Third Grammy Awards: "Theme From a Summer Place" wins, Ray Charles wins four awards.
- Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner.
- The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
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