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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 17 October 2021

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

Oct 11   On this day in history uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m  

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

Oct 17   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m in the year 1961.  

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

Oct 18   In the year 1961 emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack  

Oct 18   The birth of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz trumpeter on this day in history.  

Oct 19   In the year 1961 benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60  

Oct 21   On this day in history barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"  

Oct 21   Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 24   Malta granted independence from Britain on this day in history.  

Oct 25   Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 26   On this day in history edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies  

Oct 27   1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test in the year 1961.  

Oct 27   In the year 1961 american Basketball League starts play  

Oct 27   Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN on this day in history.  

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   Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets in the year 1961.  

Oct 29   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Oct 30   Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 30   In the year 1961 soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square  

Oct 30   On this day in history soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb  

Oct 31   In the year 1961 hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras  

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

Nov 02   "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 02   James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Nov 06   US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith in the year 1961.  

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

Nov 07   Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

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   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 11   In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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