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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 28 September 2020

Aug 13   Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany in the year 1961.  

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   In the year 1961 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin  

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   On this day in history jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya  

Aug 23   US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"  

Aug 27   On this day in history francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line"  

Aug 28   On this day in history thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies  

Aug 30   1st Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons on this day in history.  

Aug 30   Charles Coburn, actor (Heaven Can Wait, Idiot's Delight), dies at 84 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Sep 01   USSR tests nuclear bombs in central Asia in the year 1961.  

Sep 02   In the year 1961 greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54  

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

Sep 10   On this day in history leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81  

Sep 11   Bob Dylan's first NY performance on this day in history.  

Sep 12   In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m  

Sep 13   "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV on this day in history.  

Sep 13   Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph 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   On this day in history birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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