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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 21 September 2020

Oct 11   In the year 1961 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100 m  

Oct 11   USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m on this day in history.  

Oct 17   22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow in the year 1961.  

Oct 17   On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m  

Oct 17   NY Museum of Modern Art hung Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down, It wasn't corrected until December 3rd in the year 1961.  

Oct 18   Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack in the year 1961.  

Oct 18   The birth of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz trumpeter in the year 1961.  

Oct 19   Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   In the year 1961 barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"  

Oct 21   Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies in the year 1961.  

Oct 22   75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium in the year 1961.  

Oct 24   In the year 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs  

Oct 24   In the year 1961 malta granted independence from Britain  

Oct 25   On this day in history peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75  

Oct 26   1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test in the year 1961.  

Oct 26   In the year 1961 edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies  

Oct 27   On this day in history 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test  

Oct 27   American Basketball League starts play on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN in the year 1961.  

Oct 27   The first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test on this day in history.  

Oct 28   On this day in history "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances  

Oct 28   On this day in history ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets  

Oct 29   In the year 1961 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Oct 30   On this day in history luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies  

Oct 30   Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras  

Nov 01   Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97 in the year 1961.  

Nov 02   In the year 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances  

Nov 02   On this day in history james Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66  

Nov 06   On this day in history uS government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith  

Nov 06   In the year 1961 uS govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith  

Nov 07   On this day in history antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64  

Nov 07   In the year 1961 france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria  

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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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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