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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 04 July 2022

Aug 13   Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany on this day in history.  

Aug 13   On this day in history construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)  

Aug 14   Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68 in the year 1961.  

Aug 16   250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin in the year 1961.  

Aug 17   Building of the Berlin Wall begins on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76  

Aug 17   In the year 1961 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress  

Aug 18   Construction on Berlin Wall completed on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1961 learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89  

Aug 20   In the year 1961 vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82  

Aug 21   Australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut in the year 1961.  

Aug 21   Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya in the year 1961.  

Aug 23   In the year 1961 uS lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back  

Aug 24   Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto in the year 1961.  

Aug 27   Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line" in the year 1961.  

Aug 27   In the year 1961 francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line"  

Aug 28   In the year 1961 thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies  

Aug 30   In the year 1961 1st Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons  

Aug 30   Charles Coburn, actor (Heaven Can Wait, Idiot's Delight), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Aug 30   The first Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons in the year 1961.  

Sep 01   Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51 in the year 1961.  

Sep 01   On this day in history uSSR tests nuclear bombs in central Asia  

Sep 02   Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54 in the year 1961.  

Sep 04   In the year 1961 uS authorizes Agency for International Development  

Sep 05   In the year 1961 ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for S Africa, 1935), dies  

Sep 07   Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Sep 10   75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64) in the year 1961.  

Sep 10   In the year 1961 leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81  

Sep 11   In the year 1961 bob Dylan's first NY performance  

Sep 12   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m in the year 1961.  

Sep 13   "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV in the year 1961.  

Sep 13   Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit in the year 1961.  

Sep 15   Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph 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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

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

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

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