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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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

Jun 19   In the year 1961 united Kingdom gives up control of Kuwait  

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

Jun 24   Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby" on this day in history.  

Jun 25   In the year 1961 iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)  

Jun 26   On this day in history kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58  

Jun 27   In the year 1961 paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58  

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

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

Jun 30   On this day in history explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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

Jul 02   In the year 1961 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   Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1961.  

Jul 08   On this day in history portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die  

Jul 09   Alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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   John Chancellor becomes news anchor of the Today Show on this day in history.  

Jul 17   On this day in history ty Cobb Detroit Tiger hall of fame baseball player, dies at 75  

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

Jul 18   In the year 1961 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   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   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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