Historical Events In 1961
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Sep 16 On this day in history a P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
Sep 17 Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Sep 18 Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56 on this day in history.
Sep 19 In the year 1961 betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
Sep 19 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive) in the year 1961.
Sep 21 In the year 1961 antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
Sep 21 In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.
Sep 22 On this day in history marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
Sep 22 Peace Corps established on this day in history.
Sep 23 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire in the year 1961.
Sep 23 Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Sep 23 First movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire on this day in history.
Sep 24 In the year 1961 sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
Sep 25 Frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA on this day in history.
Sep 26 On this day in history eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
Sep 27 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Sep 27 Sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN in the year 1961.
Sep 28 In the year 1961 michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
Sep 28 Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic on this day in history.
Sep 28 On this day in history 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 In the year 1961 a believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
Oct 01 In the year 1961 donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
Oct 01 East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon in the year 1961.
Oct 01 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard in the year 1961.
Oct 02 In the year 1961 reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies
Oct 04 In the year 1961 max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
Oct 09 In the year 1961 tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth
Oct 09 On this day in history volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
Oct 10 In the year 1961 otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
Oct 10 On this day in history the entire population of Tristan de Cunha is evacuated, following a volcanic eruption on the South Atlantic island
Oct 11 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74 in the year 1961.