Friday 12 May 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lar Park Lincoln and Ray Gillen in Cliffside Park.
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 A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer 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 12 May 1961 ?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Lar Park Lincoln: American actress.
- Ray Gillen in Cliffside Park: New Jersey, USA; rocker (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark").
- Paul Begala: American political commentator.
- Philippe Graton: Belgian photographer and screenwriter of cartoons, television and cinema.
- Thomas Dooley: German-American soccer player and manager.
- Bruce McCulloch: Canadian actor director and producer
- Botvinnik wins world chess championship for third time.
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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