June 1961 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 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
  • Jun 11 Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
  • Jun 12 Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
  • Jun 14 106°F, hottest temperature in SF
  • Jun 15 Expansion Wash Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
  • Jun 16 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • Jun 16 Discoverer 25 launched
  • Jun 19 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • Jun 19 Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
  • Jun 19 Kuwait declares independence from UK
  • Jun 19 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
  • Jun 22 Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
  • Jun 23 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
  • Jun 23 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m
  • Jun 23 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 24 Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
  • Jun 25 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
  • Jun 27 Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa
  • Jun 28 Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
  • Jun 29 Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
  • Jun 29 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
  • Jun 30 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
  • Jun 30 NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
  • Jun 4 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungary prime minister
  • Jun 6 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
  • Jun 9 Aaron Sorkin, American writer
  • Jun 12 Jim Goad, American author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014), born in Surakarta

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jun 23 Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist

Weddings in History

  • Jun 8 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), dies at 85

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Carl Jung
  • Jun 7 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
  • Jun 9 Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • Jun 16 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 22 Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • Jun 23 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
  • Jun 26 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
  • Jun 30 Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87