June 23, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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
  • USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m

Birthdays in History

  • Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist

Deaths in History

  • Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70