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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1961?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1961 US President John Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  • 02 Mar 1961 13 Daughters opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 03 Mar 1961 Max Conrad circumnavigates the earth in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes, setting a new world record.
  • 06 Mar 1961 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 08 Mar 1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours.
  • 09 Mar 1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
  • 12 Mar 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open.
  • 13 Mar 1961 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
  • 14 Mar 1961 George Weiss becomes president of New York Mets.
  • 15 Mar 1961 South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 17 Mar 1961 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
  • 21 Mar 1961 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
  • 24 Mar 1961 New York Senate approves US$55 million for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows.
  • 25 Mar 1961 13 Daughters closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 26 Mar 1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival.
  • 27 Mar 1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen.
  • 29 Mar 1961 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Mar 1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600 feet (51,690 metres).
  • 31 Mar 1961 Aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia.

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Movies

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Underworld U.S.A.

Underworld U.S.A.

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

Town Without Pity

Town Without Pity

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

One-Eyed Jacks

One-Eyed Jacks

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Country: United States of America

Spotlight on a Murderer

Spotlight on a Murderer

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant

The Hoodlum Priest

The Hoodlum Priest

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

Books

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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players

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The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

The White Nile by Alan Moorehead

The White Nile

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Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

The Secret Of The Kingdom by Mika Waltari

The Secret Of The Kingdom

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1961: by Mika Waltari- A Novel.

Valhalla by Jere Peacock

Valhalla

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This is a work of fiction. It is the story of Corporal Glifford Bohane and Private Cinamo Dallas and the marines of Horrible Hog Company, stationed in Fuji, Honshu, Japan, in