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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

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

Aug 02   On this day in history st Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto  

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

Aug 04   108F, Spokane, WA on this day in history.  

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

Aug 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Aug 09   James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court in the year 1961.  

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

Aug 09   In the year 1961 walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75  

Aug 10   On this day in history england applies for membership in the European Common Market  

Aug 11   Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1 in the year 1961.  

Aug 13   Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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