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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jul 19   The first in-flight movie shown (TWA) on this day in history.  

Jul 21   On this day in history launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom  

Jul 22   WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1961.  

Jul 23   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open in the year 1961.  

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

Jul 24   A US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.  

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

Jul 25   In the year 1961 maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a double header  

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   In the year 1961 beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

Aug 02   In the year 1961 beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

Aug 02   Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on this day in history.  

Aug 02   Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 04   On this day in history 108ø F, Spokane, WA  

Aug 04   On this day in history 108F, Spokane, WA  

Aug 04   On this day in history spokane, Washington reaches 108 degrees Fahrenheit  

Aug 05   Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 06   Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits) on this day in history.  

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

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   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 in the year 1961.  

Aug 11   Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1 on this day in history.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   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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