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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 18 September 2020

Jun 19   Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain on this day in history.  

Jun 19   United Kingdom gives up control of Kuwait in the year 1961.  

Jun 19   On this day in history uS Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God  

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

Jun 22   In the year 1961 betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies  

Jun 23   Antarctic Treaty goes into effect in the year 1961.  

Jun 23   Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jun 23   USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1961.  

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

Jun 27   On this day in history paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58  

Jun 28   Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie on this day in history.  

Jun 29   In the year 1961 launch of Transit 4a, with first nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)  

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

Jun 30   Lee de Forest, inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 02   On this day in history ernest Hemingway shot himself to death in Ketchum Idaho  

Jul 02   On this day in history ernest Hemingway, writer, commits suicide at 61  

Jul 04   In the year 1961 franklyn Farnum, dies of cancer at 83  

Jul 06   On this day in history cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93  

Jul 08   Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Arnold Schoenberg Austrian-US composer (Second Quartet), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 18   Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67 in the year 1961.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born in the year 1961.  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died in the year 1961.  

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

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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