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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Jun 19   Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain in the year 1961.  

Jun 19   On this day in history united Kingdom gives up control of Kuwait  

Jun 19   In the year 1961 uS Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God  

Jun 22   On this day in history beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child &My Bonnie, in Hamburg  

Jun 22   Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies in the year 1961.  

Jun 23   In the year 1961 antarctic Treaty goes into effect  

Jun 23   In the year 1961 franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70  

Jun 23   In the year 1961 uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m  

Jun 24   In the year 1961 beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"  

Jun 25   Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees) on this day in history.  

Jun 26   In the year 1961 kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58  

Jun 27   Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58 in the year 1961.  

Jun 28   In the year 1961 phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie  

Jun 29   Launch of Transit 4a, with first nuclear power supply (SNAP-3) on this day in history.  

Jun 30   Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.  

Jun 30   Lee de Forest, inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87 in the year 1961.  

Jul 01   Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii in the year 1961.  

Jul 02   In the year 1961 ernest Hemingway shot himself to death in Ketchum Idaho  

Jul 02   Ernest Hemingway, writer, commits suicide at 61 in the year 1961.  

Jul 04   On this day in history franklyn Farnum, dies of cancer at 83  

Jul 06   Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93 on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1961.  

Jul 08   In the year 1961 portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die  

Jul 09   Alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jul 11   30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF in the year 1961.  

Jul 13   In the year 1961 arnold Schoenberg Austrian-US composer (Second Quartet), dies at 86  

Jul 14   On this day in history astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500  

Jul 16   Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open on this day in history.  

Jul 16   [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88 in the year 1961.  

Jul 17   In the year 1961 john Chancellor becomes news anchor of the Today Show  

Jul 17   Ty Cobb Detroit Tiger hall of fame baseball player, dies at 75 in the year 1961.  

Jul 17   On this day in history ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74  

Jul 18   Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games in the year 1961.  

Jul 18   In the year 1961 kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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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