What Happened on May 31, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 6th European Cup: Benfica beats Barcelona 3-2 at Bern
  • Arthur Michael Ramsey appointed the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
  • Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth

Famous Birthdays

  • Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)