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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Sep 16   A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies in the year 1961.  

Sep 17   In the year 1961 adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62  

Sep 18   On this day in history dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56  

Sep 19   Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them on this day in history.  

Sep 19   Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive) on this day in history.  

Sep 21   Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) on this day in history.  

Sep 21   On this day in history antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes.  

Sep 21   On this day in history earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68  

Sep 22   Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min on this day in history.  

Sep 22   Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64 in the year 1961.  

Sep 22   Peace Corps established on this day in history.  

Sep 23   On this day in history 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire  

Sep 23   In the year 1961 billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71  

Sep 23   First movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire on this day in history.  

Sep 24   On this day in history sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68  

Sep 25   In the year 1961 frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA  

Sep 26   In the year 1961 eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81  

Sep 27   On this day in history hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75  

Sep 27   In the year 1961 sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN  

Sep 28   On this day in history michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54  

Sep 28   On this day in history syria withdraws from United Arab Republic  

Sep 28   In the year 1961 uSN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m  

Sep 29   On this day in history reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63  

Oct 01   A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha in the year 1961.  

Oct 01   Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60 in the year 1961.  

Oct 01   On this day in history east & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon  

Oct 01   Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies in the year 1961.  

Oct 04   On this day in history max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies  

Oct 09   Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth in the year 1961.  

Oct 09   Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic) in the year 1961.  

Oct 10   In the year 1961 otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court  

Oct 10   The entire population of Tristan de Cunha is evacuated, following a volcanic eruption on the South Atlantic island in the year 1961.  

Oct 11   On this day in history leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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   On this day in history 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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