What Happened on April 24th, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is salvaged

Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72