1961

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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.

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