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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jan 01   In the year 1961 largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)  

Jan 01   In the year 1961 russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11  

Jan 02   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1961 hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14F recorded atop Haleakale  

Jan 03   Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education &Labor in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 05   In the year 1961 uS breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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 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   On this day in history "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY for 100 performances  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history uN genocide pact goes into effect  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

Jan 15   Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history supremes signed with Motown Records  

Jan 16   On this day in history janos Viski, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 16   Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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