Historical Events in June 1961

  • 1st FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
  • 3rd "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • 3rd 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2

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3rd JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 4th Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 8th Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

8th Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 9th Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
  • 11th "Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 11th Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 11th Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

11th Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 12th An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • 12th Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
  • 13th "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 14th 106°F, hottest temperature in SF
  • 15th Expansion Wash Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
  • 16th Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • 16th Discoverer 25 launched
  • 16th Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • 17th "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 17th 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
  • 18th CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 18th KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 18th Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 19th "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • 19th Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
  • 19th Kuwait declares independence from UK
  • 19th NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 19th US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
  • 22nd Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
  • 22nd Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
  • 23rd The Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that Antarctica is used for peaceful purposes; for international cooperation in scientific research; and does not become the scene or object of international discord, comes into force

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23rd Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 23rd Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
  • 23rd USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m
  • 23rd 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear
  • 24th "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • 24th Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
  • 24th Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
  • 25th Balt & California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • 25th Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
  • 27th Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa
  • 28th Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
  • 29th Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

29th Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 29th The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government
  • 30th Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
  • 30th NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit