Weddings of 1961
Who Married & What Happened?
Celebrating weddings of 1961. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings of 1961…
Congratulations on your wedding of 1961. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1961
- Peter Fonda married Susan Brewer
- Vivian Vance wed John Dodds
- Otis Williams maerried Josephine Williams
- Petula Clark married Claude Wolff
- Lauren Bacall wed Jason Robards
News Highlights of 1961
- South African civil rights leader Albert Luthuli is the recipient of the Nobel Piece Prize
- The United States Peace Corps is formed to aid developing nations.
- The Russians are the first to send a man into space: Major Yuri Gagarin
- The United States send their first man into space: Navy Lieutenant Cammander Alan B Shepard Jr.
- A wall is erected in East Berlin to seperate the Soviet eastern sector of the city and the three Western-occupied sectors.
1961 Sports Champions:
- New York Yankees win the World Series.
- AFL Championship – Houston Oilers won 10-3 over the San Diego Chargers.
- NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers won 37-0 over the New York Giants.
- Boston Celtics win the NBA Title.
- Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.
Music Highlights of 1961
- Grammy’s Song of 1961: Moon River – Henry Mancini
- Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
- The Marcels – Blue Moon
- The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Highwaymen – Michael
- Chubby Checker – Pony Time
- Dion – Runaround Sue
- Del Shannon – Runaway
- Elvis Presley – Surrender
- Bobby Vee – Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Bobby Lewis – Toosin’ And Turnin’
- Ernie K-Doe – Mother-In-Law
- Joe Barry – I’m A Fool To Care
- Roy Orbison – Running Scared
- Ricky Nelson – Travelin’ Man
- Pat Boone – Moody River
- U.S. Bonds – Quarter To Three
- Joe Dowell – Wooden Heart
- Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
- The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman
- Joey Dee & The Starliters – Peppermint Twist
Entertainment Highlights of 1961
- Best Picture: The Apartment: Billy Wilder
- Best Actor: Burt Lancaster – Elmer Gantry
- Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor – Butterfield 8
Top Television Shows:
- The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, Candid Camera, Dr. Kildare, Gunsmoke, Hazel, Make Room For Daddy, Perry Mason, The Red Skelton Show, Wagon Train
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