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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

Aug 13   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Aug 20   On this day in history vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82  

Aug 21   On this day in history australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut.  

Aug 21   On this day in history jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya  

Aug 23   On this day in history uS lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back  

Aug 24   In the year 1961 former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)  

Aug 26   In the year 1961 official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto  

Aug 27   In the year 1961 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   Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 01   On this day in history eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51  

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

Sep 02   On this day in history greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54  

Sep 04   On this day in history uS authorizes Agency for International Development  

Sep 05   Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for S Africa, 1935), dies on this day in history.  

Sep 07   Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

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

Sep 10   Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

Sep 11   In the year 1961 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   Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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   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 in the year 1961.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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