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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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.

But much more happened on June 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1961?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
  • 03 Jun 1961 Wildcat closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • 04 Jun 1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 08 Jun 1961 English Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
  • 09 Jun 1961 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
  • 11 Jun 1961 Winston Churchill, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 12 Jun 1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • 13 Jun 1961 Billy Barnes People opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 14 Jun 1961 106 degrees F, hottest temperature in San Francisco, California.
  • 15 Jun 1961 Expansion Washingston Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
  • 16 Jun 1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • 17 Jun 1961 Billy Barnes People closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 18 Jun 1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 19 Jun 1961 Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) by Coasters peaks at #23
  • 22 Jun 1961 Moise Tshombe is released for lack of evidence of connection to the murder of Patrice Lumumba.
  • 23 Jun 1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • 24 Jun 1961 Happiest Girl in the World closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • 25 Jun 1961 Baltimore Orioles and California Angels use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 innings.
  • 27 Jun 1961 Kuwait requests British help the United Kingdom sends in troops.
  • 28 Jun 1961 Phils and SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
  • 29 Jun 1961 Launch of Transit 4a, with first nuclear power supply (SNAP-3).
  • 30 Jun 1961 Explorer 12 fails to reach Earth orbit.

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Movies

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1961?
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Don'T Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford

Don'T Tell Alfred

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In this delightful comedy, Fanny—the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels—finally takes center stage.Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of Love and Love

The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn

The Sixth Man

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"A startling investigation of the spread of homosexuality in America"

A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene

A Burnt-Out Case

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Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life.

Gifts Of Passage by Santha Rama Rau

Gifts Of Passage

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Memoir of her life and travels by Santha Rama Rau, author of Home to India and East of Home.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser