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1961
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Stirling Moss
Racing Driver
1961
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Leicester City 0
1961
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Jacques Anquetil
France 1st rider to win 5 Tour de France.
101 Dalmatians
   was released in   
1961
The Absent-Minded Professor
   was released in   
1961
1961
   President of the United States was   
John F. Kennedy
Shot in Dallas in November 1963
1961
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Rod Laver
1961
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Angela Mortimer
1961
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Roy Emerson
d. Rod Laver 7-5 6-3 6-2
1961
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Margaret Smith
1961
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
Bye, Bye Birdie
1961
   World Series Champions were the   
New York Yankees
5 games v. Cincinnati Reds. MVP: Whitey Ford
1961
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
John F. Kennedy
Had ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion that year.
1961
   was the year   
The Building of the Berlin Wall Began
96-mile long structure
1961
   was the year   
The First Man Went Into Space
Yuri Gagarin went into orbit for less than two hours in Vostok 1. Later died in a military plane crash.
Tommy Lee
   was born on   
October 3, 1961
Singer
1961
   the winner was   
Dag Hammarskjöld
Sweden, 1905-1961; Secretary General of the United Nations
Princess Diana
   was born on   
July 1, 1961
Diana, Princess of Wales
Dr. No (1962)
   featured James Bond driving a   
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series II
1961
   the winner was   
West Side Story
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robins for United Artists
1961
   the winner was   
Arnold Palmer
At Royal Birkdale
1961
   the winners were   
London Scottish I
1961
   the winner was   
The Sky Above, The Mud Below
A documentary on six Europeans leaving Dutch New Guinea and going on a expedition that took them on a journey across 450 miles of unmapped territory that took them 7 months to complete.
Randy Cunneyworth
   was born on   
May 10, 1961
Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
Roger Maris
   is famous for   
1961 HR Champ With 61 Breaking Ruth's Record
Never again came close to that figure
1961
      
RTE Began Broadcasting
1961
   was the year   
The US Invaded Cuba
Bay of Pigs. Organized by the CIA and Cuban exiles
1961
   was the year   
Ernest Hemingway Died
Suicide
1961
   was the year   
Dag Hammarskjold Died
U.N. Secretary-General dies in air crash, Sept 18
1961
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
Luxembourg
"Nous Les Amoureux" performed by Jean-Claude Pascal. Music Jacques Datin, Lyrics Maurice Vidalin
1961
      
Alliance for Progress
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower attempts to establish economic cooperation between North America and South America.
1961
      
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Strengthens U.S. national security by implementing effective policies of arms control and disarmament.
1961
      
Columbia River Treaty
International agreement between Canada and the United States on the development and operation of the upper Columbia River basin.
1961
      
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
International treaty against the illicit manufacture and trafficking of narcotic drugs.
1961
      
Vienna Convention on Dliplomatic Relations
International treaty on diplomatic intercourse and the privileges and immunities of diplomatic missions; came into force in 1964.
Ismail Fatah Al Turk
   created the sculpture   
Marouf Al-Rasafi, 1961
Arthur Michael Ramsey
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1961 - 1974
Translated from York; retired; died 1988
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
   won the Grey Cup in   
1961
Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21-14 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on December 2, 1961. first Grey Cup to go into overtime. Bud Grant wins his third Grey Cup as head coach of Winnipeg.
1961
   the winner was the   
Chicago Blackhawks
1961
   was won by   
Bill Russell
January 20, 1961
   the oath was recited by   
John F. Kennedy
East Portico, U.S. Capitol by Earl Warren, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1961
   Ali fought   
Willi Besmanoff
Win technical knockout round 7
1961
   Ali fought   
Alonzo Johnson
Win unanimous decision
1961
   Ali fought   
Duke Sabedong
Win unanimous decision
1961
   Ali fought   
LaMar Clark
Win knockout round 2
1961
   Ali fought   
Donnie Fleeman
Win technical knockout round 7
1961
   Ali fought   
Tony Esperti
Win technical knockout round 3
1961
   player of the year was   
Danny Blanchflower
Tottenham Hotspur
1961
   was the year   
The Building of the Berlin Wall Began
96-mile long structure
1961
   was the year   
The First Man Went Into Space
Yuri Gagarin went into orbit for less than two hours in Vostok 1. Later died in a military plane crash.






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