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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

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