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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

Jan 01   Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11 in the year 1961.  

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

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   US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16  

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

Jan 07   Trucial States (now UAE) issue their first postage stamps in the year 1961.  

Jan 08   Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1961 british police arrest Canadian George Lonsdale and four others for spying at the Royal Navy base in Portland.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   Racial riot at University of Georgia in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1961 chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history nFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31  

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

Jan 16   Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1961.  

Jan 16   Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba in the year 1961.  

Jan 17   Eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba on this day in history.  

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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

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

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