1960/61: Eagles soar to end Madrid monopoly



Did you know?

Real Madrid CF's five-year European Cup reign ended as SL Benfica defeat FC Barcelona in a dramatic final in Berne.

Also in this year

• Omar Sívori of Juventus wins the Ballon d'Or ahead of Luis Suárez and Johnny Haynes.

• Gary Player becomes the first international golfer to win the Masters at Augusta National.

• Yuri Gagarin boards the Vostok 1 to become the first human to travel into space and to orbit the Earth.

• The border between east and west Berlin is closed and construction of the Berlin Wall begins.