Friday 21 April 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Servan-Schreiber and Simonetta Greggio.
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 White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Rome - city birthday.
- Saint Wolbodo
- Saint Konrad von Parzham
- Saint Anastasius I
- Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Texas-San Jacinto Day
- Grounation Day in Rastafari movement.
- Sunni Islam - Mawlid, Prophet Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Roman Empire - the Parilia was held in honor of Pales.
- Bah�'f Faith - First day of the festival of Ridv�n.
- Tiradentes - Brazil.
- David Servan-Schreiber: French physician, neuroscientist and author.
- Simonetta Greggio
- Sam Vaknin
- Carey Hayes: American screenwriter and producer.
- Chad Hayes: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Neale Marmon: English-German footballer coach and manager.
- Janey Robbins: American pornographic actress.
- Cathy Cavadini: American voice actress and singer.
- Ronald Florijn: Dutch rower.
- James Melton: American operatic tenor (The Ziegfield Follies of the Air, The Intimate Review, Bell Telephone Hour, Harvest of Stars, The Texaco Star Theatre), of pneumonia at age 56.
- French army revolts in Algeria
- USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marcels - Blue Moon
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law
- Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
- Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do
- Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar - Apache
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Kokomo - Asia Minor
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
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