Fun Facts image 1961

Financial

  • Yearly income: $5,315
  • New car: $2,850
  • Gallon of gas: .27¢
  • Loaf of bread: .21¢

Showbiz

  • "The Fantastic Four" debut as new comic book
  • The "Dick Van Dyke" show debuts
  • George Clooney born

Other Stuff

  • Berlin Wall begins construction
  • Peace Corps is established
  • The Ken doll is introduced
  • First inflight movie