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

Event of interestEvent 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)