1961
(what a year!)

- January 14th creation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of European Community
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April 11th Bob Dylan performs for the first time in New York
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April 12th Yuri Gagarin is the first human to journey into outer space
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April 17th An invasion of Cuba is attempted by US-funded mercenaries at the Bay of Pigs (extraordinary pigs), but is repelled by the Cuban people
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April 29th WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is founded
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May 28th Amnesty International is founded
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August 2nd The Beatles perform for the first time in Liverpool
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September 24th The first "Marcia per la pace" (Rally for Peace) Perugia-Assisi takes place
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October The first 7-inch record by Fabrizio De André "Nuvole barocche/E fu la notte" is released
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November 20th-22nd Bob Dylan records his first album "Bob Dylan" (released March 19th 1962)
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December 15th Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by an Israeli court
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? The first issue of the journal "Livornocronaca" is published, whence in 1982 "il Vernacoliere" will be created
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? The single "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King is released
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? the book "La terra del rimorso" by Ernesto De Martino is published
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? the book "Storia del paesaggio agrario italiano" by Emilio Sereni is published

born in 1961
(what nice people!)

January 5th Iris DeMENT, Paragould, AR, USA US singer and songwriter WEBSITE
January 8th Calvin SMITH, Bolton, MS, USA US sprinter
January 24th Nastassja KINSKI, Berlin, GERMANY German actress
January 26th Daniele LUTTAZZI, Santarcangelo di Romagna, RN, ITALY Italian actor BLOG
February 5th Andrea SEGRÉ, Trieste, ITALY Italian agronomist WEBSITE
February 10th Paolo FRESU, Berchidda, OT, ITALY Italian jazz trumpeter WEBSITE
February 14th Daria BIGNARDI, Ferrara, ITALY Italian journalist
February 25th Valerio VERBANO, Rome, ITALY (+1980) Italian antifascist
March 24th Yanis VAROUFAKIS, Athens, GREECE. Former Finance Minister of Greece WEBSITE
April 3rd Eddie MURPHY, New York, NY, USA US actor
April 5th Anna Caterina ANTONACCI, Ferrara, ITALY Italian soprano
April 28th Laura BOLDRINI, Macerata, ITALY Italian politician WEBSITE
April 28th Anna OXA, Bari, ITALY Italian singer
May 2nd Andrea GADDINI, Savona, ITALY myself
May 6th George CLOONEY, Lexington, KY, USA US actor
May 8th Bill DE BLASIO, New York, NY, USA mayor of New York City
May 13th Dennis RODMAN, Trenton, NJ, USA US basketball player WEBSITE
May 17th ENYA (Eithne NÍ BHRAONÁIN), Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore), IRELAND Irish musician and singer WEBSITE
May 20th Maurizio MILANI, Codogno, LO, ITALY Italian actor
May 24th Ilaria ALPI, Rome, ITALY (+1994) Italian journalist
May 30th Gianrico CAROFIGLIO, Bari, ITALY Italian author WEBSITE
June 14th Grace JACKSON, Saint Ann, JAMAICA Jamaican sprinter
June 21st Manu CHAO, Paris, FRANCE French singer and songwriter WEBSITE
June 24th Natalia SHAPOSHNIKOVA, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA (former Soviet Union) Soviet gymnast
July 1st Carl LEWIS, Birmingham, AL, USA US sprinter
July 1st Diana SPENCER, Sandringham, UK (+1997) British princess
July 30th ELIO (Stefano BELISARI), Milan, ITALY Italian singer, leader of "Elio e le Storie Tese"
August 4th Barack OBAMA, Honolulu, HI, USA Current US President
August 8th THE EDGE (David Howell EVANS), Barking, UK Musician, guitarist of U2
August 19th Francesca COMENCINI, Rome, ITALY Italian film director
September 14th Martina GEDECK, Munich, GERMANY German actress WEBSITE
September 29th Julia GILLARD, Barry, UK Australian former Prime Minister
October 10th Ferdinando DE GIORGI, Squinzano, LE, ITALY Italian volleyball player
October 18th Winton MARSALIS, New Orleans, USA US jazz trumpeter WEBSITE
October 27th Margaret MAZZANTINI, Dublin, IRELAND Italian actress and author WEBSITE
November 11th Luca ZINGARETTI, Rome, ITALY Italian actor
November 11th Marco PRESTA, Rome, ITALY Italian radio presenter
November 12th Nadia COMANECI, Onesti, ROMANIA Romanian gymnast
November 19th Meg RYAN, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA US actress
December 25th Íngrid BETANCOURT, Bogotá, COLOMBIA Colombian-French politician

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