Historical Events on May 20, 1961

About May 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 28 days

Historical Events

  • 86th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6
  • Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
  • Mauritania adopts constitution
  • White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama