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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

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

Jul 22   WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   A US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba in the year 1961.  

Jul 24   Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of the Today Show on this day in history.  

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

Jul 27   In the year 1961 theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59  

Jul 29   In the year 1961 wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 05   In the year 1961 eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63  

Aug 05   In the year 1961 ice Harbor Dam, Washington reaches 118 degrees F (state record)  

Aug 06   In the year 1961 gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)  

Aug 06   In the year 1961 gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits), 1st case of motion sickness in space reported  

Aug 06   Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

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

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

Aug 09   In the year 1961 james B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court  

Aug 09   James B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 11   On this day in history warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1  

Aug 13   On this day in history adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78  

Aug 13   In the year 1961 border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans  

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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   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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   On this day in history 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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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