Event DateEvent Name
02-18-1961Guitarist and singer Chuck Berry and vocalist Nina Simone performed at the Winter German in Memorial Hall.
02-27-1961The University's Board of Trustees agreed to name the newly constructed School of Pharmacy building after John Grover Beard, former dean of the school from 1931 to 1946.
10-12-1961President John F. Kennedy spoke at the University Day ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium. During the speech, Kennedy stated that "North Carolina has long been identified with enlightened and progressive leaders and people, and I can think of no more important reason for that reputation than this University, which year after year has sent educated men and women who have had a recognition of their public responsibility as well as in private interests."
12-02-1961The men's basketball team defeated the University of Virginia 80-46, giving Dean Smith a win in his head coaching debut.