What Happened on April 24th, 1961

Day of Week: Monday

Historical Events


The Sinking of the Vasa

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

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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