|<< - 1960|
|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Green Bay Packers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Roy Emerson/Darlene R. Hard
Rod Laver/Angela Mortimer
|NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & Ohio State
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"Sorry, Charlie. Starkist wants tuna that tastes good, not tuna
with good taste"
"Yabba Dabba Do"
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can
do for your country.
"For those who think young"
"Hertz puts you in the driverís seat"
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition
of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist. "
"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity...
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as
we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger
that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
John F. Kennedy
Nancy Fleming (Montague, MI)
Sharon Brown (Louisiana)
Washington D.C. residents were officially allowed to vote on Presidential Elections, thanks to the 23rd amendment.
The first Six Flags amusement park opened near Dallas Texas. Named "Six Flags Over Dallas," it was named after the six different flags Texas has over the past few hundred years.
Human rights organization Amnesty International was founded in London.
Black and Decker introduced the first cordless power drill, powered by nickle-cadmium.
Pampers disposable diapers were available for the first time.
Ibuprofen was introduced to the public, and that became available as an over-the-counter drug in 1984.
Reading Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
Writer Death by Suicide: Ernest Hemingway
|1st appearances & 1961's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
LEGO Building Sets, Stratego, Ken Carson (Barbie's boyfriend), Slip 'n Slide water slide, Trolls
|1961 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Wagon Train (NBC)
2. Bonanza (NBC)
3. Gunsmoke (CBS)
4. Hazel (NBC)
5. Perry Mason (CBS)
6. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
7. The Andy Griffith show (CBS)
8. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
9. Dr. Kildare (NBC)
10. Candid Camera (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1961 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1961: