THAT WAS THEN...
FILM Audrey Hepburn sang ‘Moon River’ in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Meanwhile, Jack Brabham, Lloyd ‘Lucky’ Casner, Roy Salvadori, John Coundley, Steve Ouvaroff and Mike Salmon took roles in motorsport film The Green Helmet.
EXPLORATION Yuri Gagarin became the first human to be launched into space.
MUSIC The Beatles made their debut at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.
POLITICS John F Kennedy became the 35th US President, and the US unsuccessfully invaded the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.