Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
May 24 U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade in the year 1961.
May 25 On this day in history jFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
May 25 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters on this day in history.
May 25 President Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon in the year 1961.
May 26 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta on this day in history.
May 26 On this day in history uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
May 27 Fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence on this day in history.
May 27 In the year 1961 president Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon
May 27 In the year 1961 the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?
May 28 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1961 amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 In the year 1961 last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest
May 28 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years) in the year 1961.
May 29 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
May 30 In the year 1961 dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
May 30 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69 in the year 1961.
May 31 On this day in history chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
May 31 Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated in the year 1961.
May 31 On this day in history jFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
May 31 In the year 1961 judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate
May 31 South Africa becomes an independent republic in the year 1961.
May 31 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth on this day in history.
Jun 02 In the year 1961 george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
Jun 07 On this day in history robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
Jun 08 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley on this day in history.
Jun 10 Suzanne Clayton's birthday June 10th 1961 on this day in history.
Jun 12 The DND buys 66 F-101 Voodoos in exchange for US control of Pinetree Line, plus a Mutual Air Program for purchase of 200 Canadian-built F-104 Starfighters on this day in history.
Jun 13 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79 in the year 1961.
Jun 16 On this day in history ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
Jun 16 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host in the year 1961.
Jun 16 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
Jun 17 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40 in the year 1961.
Jun 18 In the year 1961 cBS radio cancels Gunsmoke