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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Jul 19   On this day in history the first in-flight movie shown (TWA)  

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

Jul 22   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jul 27   Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 30   43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL on this day in history.  

Aug 01   In the year 1961 beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 02   Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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

Aug 04   In the year 1961 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   Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87 in the year 1961.  

Aug 07   Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58 in the year 1961.  

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

Aug 09   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

Aug 10   In the year 1961 england applies for membership in the European Common Market  

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

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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

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   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.  

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   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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