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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Aug 13   On this day in history construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany  

Aug 13   Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day) in the year 1961.  

Aug 14   In the year 1961 clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68  

Aug 16   On this day in history 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin  

Aug 17   On this day in history building of the Berlin Wall begins  

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

Aug 17   Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress in the year 1961.  

Aug 18   In the year 1961 construction on Berlin Wall completed  

Aug 18   Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89 in the year 1961.  

Aug 20   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya  

Aug 23   US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back in the year 1961.  

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

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

Aug 28   Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 04   US authorizes Agency for International Development in the year 1961.  

Sep 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)  

Sep 10   Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Sep 11   On this day in history bob Dylan's first NY performance  

Sep 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit  

Sep 15   In the year 1961 hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph  

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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   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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