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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Woman Is a Woman

A Woman Is a Woman

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Country: United States of America

Striped Trip

Striped Trip

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

Starring: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

Fanny

Fanny

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States of America

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1961?
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The Heartless Light by Gerald Green

The Heartless Light

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A novel with a purpose, this- that purpose to expose ""the heartless light"" of publicity at any price, even the life of a child.

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance

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Author's first novel, a comedy filled with preposterous dialogue and ridiculous situations. A wonderfully witty story about manners and mores on a tropical island.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

Sketches From Life by Dean Acheson

Sketches From Life

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In these spirited pages we meet certain famous men whom Mr. Acheson has known and-for the most part-cherished.

Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann

Fate Is The Hunter

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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting