On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  • NASA Explorer Ionosphere research mission fails to reach Earth orbit
1961 Highlights

About May 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini