Saturday March 18, 1961
US date format: 3/18/1961, UK date format: 18/3/1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 18, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Arnaud Lagardère and Grant Hart.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker.
In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Town Without Pity, directed by Gottfried Reinhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Treasure Seekers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 18, 1961?
- Saint Edward (d.978)
- Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
- Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 18, 1961?
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Top #9 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes
- Allisons - Are You Sure
- Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart
- Cliff Richard - Theme For A Dream
- Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Top #10 R&B songs
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- Etta James - At Last
- Brook Benton - For My Baby
- Maxine Brown - All In My Mind
- Bobby Bland - I Pity The Fool
- Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
- The Miracles (featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson) - Shop Around
- Roy Hamilton - You Can Have Her
- Fats Domino - What A Price
- Brook Benton - Think Twice
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 18If March 18, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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