World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Green Bay Packers
AFL Champions: Houston Oilers
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Chicago Blackhawks
U.S. Open Golf: Gene Littler
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies): Roy Emerson/Darlene R. Hard
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Rod Laver/Angela Mortimer
NCAA Football Champions: Alabama & Ohio State
NCAA Basketball Champions: Cincinnati
Kentucky Derby: Carry BAck
Audrey Hepburn, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day.
Other FactsRoger Maris hits a record 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927.
"Yabba Dabba Do" The Flintstones new TV Show.
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.
Human rights organization Amnesty International was founded in London.
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.
Washington D.C. residents were officially allowed to vote on Presidential Elections, thanks to the 23rd amendment.
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. - President John F. Kennedy (1961).
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: John F. Kennedy
Miss America: Nancy Fleming (Montague, MI)
Miss USA: Sharon Brown (Louisiana)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: LEGO Building Sets, Stratego, Ken Carson (Barbie's boyfriend), Slip 'n Slide water slide, Trolls.
What Was On TV:Wagon Train (NBC), Bonanza (NBC), Gunsmoke (CBS), Hazel (NBC), Perry Mason (CBS), The Red Skelton Show (CBS), The Andy Griffith show (CBS), The Danny Thomas Show (CBS), Dr. Kildare (NBC), Candid Camera (CBS).
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