Events of the year 1960

Major Events of 1961

* Kennedy Inaugurated

* US Commitment To Vietnam

* Kuwait gains Independence

* Bay of Pigs Invasion

* Peace Corps

* Kennedy-Krushchev At Summit

* Berlin Crisis

* Rafael Trujillo

* Tanganyika independent


NBA: Boston Celtics vs. St. Louis Hawks Series: 4-1

NCAA Football: Alabama & Ohio State Records: 11-0-0 & 8-0-1

Heisman Trophy: Ernie Davis, syracuse, HB points: 824

Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-2

US Open Golf: Gene Littler Score: 281 Course: Oakland Hills CC Location: Birmingham, MI

World Series: New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds Series: 4-1

Popular Songs

1. "Wonderland by Night" ... Bert Kaemfert

2. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" ... The Shirelles

3. "Calcutta" ... Lawrence Welk

4. "Pony Time" ... Chubby Checker

5. "Surrender" ... Elvis Presley

6. "Blue Moon" ... The Marcles

7. "Runaway" ... Del Shannon

8. "Mother-in-Law" ... Ernie K-Doe

9. "Travelin' Man" ... Ricky Nelson

10. "Running Scared" ... Roy Orbison

Popular Movies

1. The Guns of Navarone

2. The Absent-Minded Professor

3. The Parent Trap

4. Swiss Family Robinson

5. Exodus

6. The World of Suzie Wong

7. Alamo

8. Gone With the Wind (reissue)

9. 101 Dalmations

10. Splendor in the Grass

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "West Side Story"

Best Director: Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins ... "West Side Story"

Best Actor: Maximilian Schell ... "Judgement at Nuremberg"

Best Actress: Sophia Loren ... "Two Women"

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "Moon River" ... Henry Mancini

Song of the Year: "Moon River" ... Henry Mancini

Album of the Year: "Judy at Carnegie Hall" ... Judy Garland

Male Vocalist: Jack Jones ... "Lollipops and Roses"

Female Vocalist: Judy Garland ... "Judy at Carnegie Hall"

Pulitzer Prizes

Nobel Prizes


OLAH, GEORGE A., U.S.A., University of Southern California, CA, b. 1927 (in Budapest, Hungary): "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry"


OE, KENZABURO, Japan, b. 1935: "who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today"


HAMMARSKJ…LD, DAG HJALMAR AGNE CARL, Sweden, b. 1905, d. 1961: Secretary General of the United Nations (awarded the Prize posthumously).

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to: GILMAN, ALFRED G., U.S.A, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, b. 1941, and RODBELL, MARTIN, U.S.A., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, b. 1925, d. 1998: "for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells"


The prize was awarded "for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter" by one half to: BROCKHOUSE, BERTRAM N., Canada, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, b. 1918: "for the development of neutron spectroscopy" and by the other half to: SHULL, CLIFFORD G., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, b. 1915: "for the development of the neutron diffraction technique"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Tad Mosel ... "All the Way Home"

Fiction: Harper Lee ... "To Kill a Mockingbird"

History: Herbert Feis ... "Between War and Peace: The Postdam Conference"

International Lynn Heinzerling ... "Associated Press" Edward R. Cony ... "Wall Street Journal" "Amarillo (TX) Globe Times"

Most Popular Books


1."The Agony and the Ecstasy"... Irving Stone. Doubleday

2."Franny and Zooey"...J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown

3."To Kill a Mockin '-bird"... Harper Lee. Lippincott

4."Mila 18" ... Leon Uris. Doubleday

5."The Carpetbaggers"... Harold Robbins. Simon & Schuster

6."Tropic of Cancer" ... Henry Miller. Grove Press

7."Winnie Ille Pu"... translated by Alexander Lenard. Dutton

8."Daughter of Silence"... Morris West. Morrow

9."The Edge of Sadness"...Edwin O'Connor. Little, Brown

10. "The Winter of Our Discontent"...John Steinbeck. Viking Press



1."The New English Bible: The New Testament"... Cambridge

University Press and Oxford University Press

2."The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" ... William Shirer. Simon & Schuster

3."Better Homes and Gardens Sewing Book"... Meredith Publishing Co.

4."Casserole Cook Book"... Meredith Publishing Co.

5."A Nation of Sheep" ...William Lederer. Norton

6."Better Homes and Gardens Nutrition for Your Family"... Meredith Publishing Co.

7."The Making of the President, 1960"... Theodore H. White. Atheneum Press

8."Calories Don't Count"...Dr. Herman Taller. Simon & Schuster

9."Betty Crocker's New Picture Cook Book: New Edition"... McGraw-Hill

10. "Ring of Bright Water"... Gavin Maxwell. Dutton

Most Popular Television Shows

1.Wagon Train (NBC)

2. Bonanza (NBC)

3. Gunsmoke (CBS)

4. Hazel (NBC)

5. Perry Mason (CBS)

6. The Red Skelton (CBS)

7. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

8. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)

9. Dr. Kildare (NBC)

10. Candid Camera (CBS)