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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Jun 19   In the year 1961 kuwait regains complete independence from Britain  

Jun 19   United Kingdom gives up control of Kuwait on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 23   Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70 in the year 1961.  

Jun 23   On this day in history uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m  

Jun 24   Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby" in the year 1961.  

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

Jun 26   Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58 in the year 1961.  

Jun 27   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history launch of Transit 4a, with first nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)  

Jun 30   Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  

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

Jul 01   On this day in history haleakala National Park established in Hawaii  

Jul 02   Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death in Ketchum Idaho on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93  

Jul 08   In the year 1961 julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60  

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

Jul 09   In the year 1961 alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52  

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

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

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

Jul 16   In the year 1961 kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 17   In the year 1961 ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74  

Jul 18   On this day in history 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  

Jul 18   Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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