Historical Events for June 1961

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Events 1 - 49 of 49

1st - FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
3rd - "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
3rd - 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
3rd - JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna
4th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
8th - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57
8th - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
9th - Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
11th - "Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV
11th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
11th - Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
11th - Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 12th - An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
12th - Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
13th - "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
14th - 106°F, hottest temperature in SF
15th - Expansion Wash Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
16th - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
16th - Discoverer 25 launched
16th - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
17th - "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 perfs
17th - 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
17th - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
18th - CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
18th - KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
18th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
19th - "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
19th - Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
19th - Kuwait declares independence from UK
19th - NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
19th - US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
22nd - Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
22nd - Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
23rd - 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
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 23rd - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
23rd - Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
23rd - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m
24th - "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 perfs
24th - Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
24th - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
25th - Balt & California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
25th - Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
27th - Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa
28th - Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
29th - Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
29th - Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season
29th - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government
30th - Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
30th - Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit

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