Sunday 16 April 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Doris Dragovic and Selena.
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 Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Selena: Texas, United States -- Spanish singer (Grammy-1994).
- Doris Dragovic: Croatian singer.
- Doris Dragović: Croatian singer-songwriter.
- Jarbom Gamlin: Indian lawyer and politician 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014).
- Linda Williams: British film studies academic.
- 15th Tony Awards: Becket and Bye Bye Birdie win.
- Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
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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