Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Sep 16 In the year 1961 a P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
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 in the year 1961.
Sep 19 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive) in the year 1961.
Sep 21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) in the year 1961.
Sep 21 On this day in history antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes.
Sep 21 Earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1961 marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
Sep 22 Peace Corps established in the year 1961.
Sep 23 In the year 1961 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
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 in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.
Sep 26 On this day in history eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
Sep 27 In the year 1961 hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
Sep 27 On this day in history 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 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m in the year 1961.
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 On this day in history 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 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies on this day in history.
Oct 04 On this day in history max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
Oct 09 Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth on this day in history.
Oct 09 On this day in history volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
Oct 10 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court in the year 1961.
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 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74 in the year 1961.