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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

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

Aug 17   Building of the Berlin Wall begins in the year 1961.  

Aug 17   In the year 1961 carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76  

Aug 17   On this day in history kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress  

Aug 18   Construction on Berlin Wall completed in the year 1961.  

Aug 18   Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Aug 20   Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82 in the year 1961.  

Aug 21   In the year 1961 australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut.  

Aug 21   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)  

Aug 26   Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 28   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

Aug 30   On this day in history the first Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons  

Sep 01   Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 04   US authorizes Agency for International Development on this day in history.  

Sep 05   Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for S Africa, 1935), dies in the year 1961.  

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

Sep 10   75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64) on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

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

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   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

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