Historical Events In 1961
Sunday, 13 June 2021
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 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade in the year 1961.
May 25 In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters
May 25 On this day in history president Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon
May 26 In the year 1961 freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
May 26 In the year 1961 uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
May 27 In the year 1961 fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence
May 27 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon in the year 1961.
May 27 In the year 1961 the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?
May 28 In the year 1961 amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 On this day in history amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 In the year 1961 last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest
May 28 On this day in history last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
May 29 In the year 1961 uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
May 30 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die in the year 1961.
May 30 On this day in history rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
May 31 On this day in history chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
May 31 On this day in history dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
May 31 In the year 1961 jFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
May 31 On this day in history judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate
May 31 In the year 1961 south Africa becomes an independent republic
May 31 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth in the year 1961.
Jun 02 In the year 1961 george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
Jun 07 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies in the year 1961.
Jun 08 On this day in history english prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
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 in the year 1961.
Jun 13 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79 in the year 1961.
Jun 16 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris in the year 1961.
Jun 16 In the year 1961 dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
Jun 16 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies on this day in history.
Jun 16 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris on this day in history.
Jun 17 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40 in the year 1961.
Jun 18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke in the year 1961.