Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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In 1961 (the year you were born)


John F. Kennedy becomes president of the US


An estimated 1200 anti-Castro exiles aided by the US make a failed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs


Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes the first US spaceman rocketing 118 miles above the earth


Hurricane "Carla" wipes out Texas gulf cities, claiming 46 lives


Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin makes the first manned space flight


Wayne Gretzky, Henry Rollins, Fabio, George Clooney, Dennis Rodman, and Diana, Princess of Wales are born


New York Yankees win the World series


Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship


Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup


Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians is the top grossing film


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is published


The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown's first million-selling single



What Happened the Year You Were Born?


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They missed the commissioning of the Parkes Radio Telescope.

And who is Wayne Gretzky?
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