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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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   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   In the year 1961 helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive)  

Sep 21   Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) in the year 1961.  

Sep 21   Antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes in the year 1961.  

Sep 21   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history peace Corps established  

Sep 23   1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire in the year 1961.  

Sep 23   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1961.  

Sep 27   On this day in history sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN  

Sep 28   Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54 in the year 1961.  

Sep 28   In the year 1961 syria withdraws from United Arab Republic  

Sep 28   USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m on this day in history.  

Sep 29   Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard in the year 1961.  

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

Oct 04   In the year 1961 max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies  

Oct 09   On this day in history tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth  

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   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   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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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   On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 04   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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