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Ravenswood History
Ravenswood High School
East Palo Alto, California

Ravenswood High School, which was once part of the Sequoia Union High School district, it was closed in 1976.

Favorite Hangouts

World Events

  World Statistics

Population: 3.080 billion
population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden)
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US Events

  US Statistics

President: John F. Kennedy
Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Population: 183,691,481
Life expectancy: 70.2 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 19.1
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 17.5
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 4.7
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US GDP (1998 dollars):   $544.8 billion
Federal spending:   $97.72 billion
Federal debt:   $292.6 billion
Consumer Price Index:   29.9
Unemployment:   5.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.04

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  Sports Links

Pro Football Through the Years

Pro Basketball Through the Years

Pro Baseball Through the Years

World Series
NY Yankees d. Cincinnati (4-1)

NBA Championship
Boston d. St. Louis Hawks (4-1)

Stanley Cup
Chicago d. Detroit (4-2)

Women: Angela Mortimer d. C. Truman (4-6 6-4 7-5)
Men: Rod Laver d. C. McKinley (6-3 6-1 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Carry Back

NCAA Basketball Championship
Cincinnati d. Ohio St. (70-65 OT)

NCAA Football Champions
Alabama (AP, UPI, NFF) (11-0-0) & Ohio St. (FW) (8-0-1)


The Top 15 Hits of 1961
Record TitleArtist
1. Will you love me tomorrow The Shirelles
2. Pony Time Chubby Checker
3. Surrender Elvis Presley
4. Blue Moon Marcels
5. Runaway Del Shannon
6. Mother-In-Law Ernie K-Doe
7. Travelin Man Ricky Nelson
8. Running Scared Roy Orbison
9. Quarter to Three Gary US Bonds
10. Tossin' and Turning Bobby Lewis
11. Take Good Care of My Baby Bobby Vee
12. Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
13. Runaround Sue Dion
14. Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes
15. The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

  Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Music: Symphony No. 7, Walter Piston
Drama: All the Way Home, Tad Mosel

1961 Oscars

Nobel Prize for Literature: Ivo Andric (Yugoslavia)

1961 Emmy Awards

1961 Tony Awards

1961 Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: Henry Mancini, "Moon River"
Album of the Year: Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall

Miss America: Nancy Fleming (MI)





Year in Science
  Nobel Prizes

Chemistry: Melvin Calvin (US), for establishing chemical steps during photosynthesis

Physics: Robert Hofstadter (US), for determination of shape and size of atomic nucleus; Rudolf Mössbauer (Germany), for method of producing and measuring recoil-free gamma rays

Physiology & medicine: Georg von Bekesy (US), for discoveries about physical mechanisms of stimulation within cochlea