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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jan 01   Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion) on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11  

Jan 02   In the year 1961 bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 02   On this day in history hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14F recorded atop Haleakale  

Jan 03   Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education &Labor  

Jan 03   The U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   On this day in history uS breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Longest recorded strike ends-33 years-Danish barbers' assistants in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants in the year 1961.  

Jan 05   On this day in history the television series Mr. Ed debuts, the first of what would be six seasons of mirth and mayhem centered around a horse that talked but only to his owner, Wilbur Post.  

Jan 05   US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history trucial States (now UAE) issue their first postage stamps  

Jan 08   Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters in the year 1961.  

Jan 08   British police arrest Canadian George Lonsdale and four others for spying at the Royal Navy base in Portland on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   On this day in history racial riot at University of Georgia  

Jan 12   "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY for 100 performances in the year 1961.  

Jan 12   "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances in the year 1961.  

Jan 12   UN genocide pact goes into effect in the year 1961.  

Jan 14   Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL in the year 1961.  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

Jan 15   Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1961.  

Jan 15   NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Supremes signed with Motown Records on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain  

Jan 17   In the year 1961 eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

Jan 17   On this day in history eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

Jan 17   Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 in the year 1961.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Todd Haynes, American film director was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 04   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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