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
They missed the commissioning of the Parkes Radio Telescope.
And who is Wayne Gretzky?