April 5, 1961 - Barbra Streisand makes her 1st TV appearance, on The Jack Parr Show.
April 25, 1961 - Judy Garland gives an acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall.
June 17, 1961 - Acclaimed Kirov Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects in Paris.
Sept 28, 1961 - Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain, debuts on NBC.
Oct. 5, 1961 - The movie Breakfast at Tiffany's opens in theaters.
Dec. 19, 1961 - The movie version of The Children's Hour opens in theaters, starring Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn.