June 1961


Sunday, June 11, 1961
Top News Headlines This Week:
Jun 11 - "Winston Churchill," last airs on ABC-TV   Jun 11 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament   Jun 11 - Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium   Jun 11 - Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs   Jun 12 - An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn   Jun 12 - Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20  
Top Songs for 1961
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tokens     Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean    
Pony Time by Chubby Checker     Take Good Care of My Baby by Bobby Vee    
Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis     Calcutta by Lawrence Welk    
Runaway by Del Shannon     Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert    
Blue Moon by Marcels     Runaround Sue by Dion    
1961 Prices US President
Bread:  $0.21/loaf John F. Kennedy
Milk:  $1.05/gal US Vice President
Eggs:  $0.92/doz Lyndon B. Johnson
Car:  $2,275 Academy Award Winners
Gas:  $0.31/gal
Best Picture: West Side Story
  Directed By Robert Wise
Best Actor: Maximillian Schell
  in Judgment At Nuremberg
Best Actress: Sophia Loren
  in Two Women
House:  $18,800
Stamp:  $0.04/ea
Avg Income:  $6,471/yr
Min Wage:  $1.15/hr
DOW Avg:    731
People born on June 11
1935 - Gene Wilder Milwaukee, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak)
1936 - Chad Everett South Bend In, actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)
1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso
On TV in 1961
Perry Mason    Leave it to Beaver    Bonanza    The Andy Griffith Show    The Flinstones   
The Twilight Zone    Alfred Hitchcock Presents    The Dick Van Dyke Show    I Love Lucy    Gunsmoke   
Hot New Toys in 1961
Frosty The Sno-cone Machine    Slip 'N Slide    Dick Tracy Wrist Radio   
Stratego    Lie Detector    Little Red Spinning Wheel   
Mr. Mix-It    Beany Copter   
Top Books in 1961
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell     A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul    
The City in History by Lewis Mumford     Catch-22 by Joseph Heller    
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy     The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark    
Art and Illusion by Ernest H. Gombrich