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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 17 May 2021

Jul 19   The first in-flight movie shown (TWA) in the year 1961.  

Jul 21   In the year 1961 launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom  

Jul 22   On this day in history wBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Jul 23   In the year 1961 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open  

Jul 23   Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.  

Jul 24   In the year 1961 a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba  

Jul 24   In the year 1961 edwin Newman becomes news anchor of the Today Show  

Jul 25   Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a double header on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1961.  

Jul 29   Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory on this day in history.  

Jul 30   In the year 1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL  

Aug 01   Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club in the year 1961.  

Aug 02   Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club in the year 1961.  

Aug 02   Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club in the year 1961.  

Aug 02   On this day in history giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64  

Aug 02   In the year 1961 st Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto  

Aug 04   108ø F, Spokane, WA in the year 1961.  

Aug 04   In the year 1961 108F, Spokane, WA  

Aug 04   Spokane, Washington reaches 108 degrees Fahrenheit in the year 1961.  

Aug 05   On this day in history eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63  

Aug 05   Ice Harbor Dam, Washington reaches 118 degrees F (state record) in the year 1961.  

Aug 06   On this day in history gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)  

Aug 06   Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits), 1st case of motion sickness in space reported on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87  

Aug 07   In the year 1961 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

Aug 07   Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 in the year 1961.  

Aug 08   In the year 1961 charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58  

Aug 09   On this day in history james B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court  

Aug 09   In the year 1961 james B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court  

Aug 09   Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Aug 10   England applies for membership in the European Common Market on this day in history.  

Aug 11   In the year 1961 warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1  

Aug 13   In the year 1961 adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78  

Aug 13   Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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