1961 Jan 3, The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba after Fidel Castro announced he was a communist. The US Guantanamo Bay base.
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961 Volume X, Cuba, January 1961 –September Editor: Louis J. Smith. General Editor: David S. Patterson.
See what famous, scandalous and important events happened in 1961 or Jan 20 The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States. Lieutenant Governor of Iowa : Edward J. The end of a wildcat walkout against seven airlines was announced in Washington, District of Columbia, by President Kennedy. Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana : C. Lieutenant Governor of Ohio : John W. United States Government Printing Office.