Our Senior Year

June, 1961

(Music:  "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison)

 

 

Number One Songs

 

June 1 - June 4:  "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson

June 5 - June 11:  "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison

June 12 - June 18:  "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson

June 19 - June 25:  "Moody River" by Pat Boone

June 26 - June 30:  "Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds

 

 

 

Historic Events

 

3 - 93rd Belmont Race: Braulio Baeza wins aboard Sherluck

3 - President John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev of Soviet Union meet in Vienna

8 - Milwaukee sets record with four consecutive homeruns (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, and Frank Thomas)

9 - Ryne Duren, New York Yankees, sets American League record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox

16 - Dave Garroway is fired as "Today Show" host

16 - Soviet Union ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris, France

17 - 61st U.S. Golf Open Championship: Gene Littler wins at Oakland Hills, MI

18 - CBS radio cancels "Gunsmoke"

19 - Kuwait declares independence from United Kingdom

22 - The Beatles record "Ain't She Sweet", "Cry for a Shadow", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Why", "Nobody's Child", and "My Bonnie", in Hamburg, Germany

23 - Antarctic Treaty goes into effect

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

3 - Peter Vidmar, Los Angeles, CA, Olympic gymnast

4 - El Debarge, Grand Rapids, MI, rocker

5 - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress

6 - Bill Bates, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)

7 - Dave Catching, American musician

8 - Kevin Gross, Downey, CA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

8 - Ursula Buchfellner, Munich, Germany, playmate / actress

9 - Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor

9 - Aaron Sorkin, American writer

14 - "Boy George" O'Dowd, androgynous vocalist and druggie ("Culture Club")

14 - Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center

25 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian

26 - Greg LeMond, U.S. bicyclist (Tour de France winner - 1986, 1989, 1990)

 

 

Famous Deaths

 

2 - George S. Kaufman, playwright/director (Pulitzer Prize winner), dies at 72

6 - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, dies

13 - Ben Jones, horse trainer ("Citation", "Whirlaway"), dies at 79

17 - Jeff Chandler, actor ("Away All Boats"), dies

22 - Betty Elder, actress ("Annie Get Your Gun"), dies

30 - Lee DeForest, American inventor dies