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