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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 19 August 2022

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

Oct 11   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 21   Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones" on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 26   On this day in history 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test  

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   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 in the year 1961.  

Oct 28   In the year 1961 "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   Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies in the year 1961.  

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

Oct 30   Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb in the year 1961.  

Oct 31   Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras in the year 1961.  

Nov 01   In the year 1961 alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97  

Nov 02   On this day in history "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   In the year 1961 uS government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith  

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

Nov 07   In the year 1961 antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64  

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   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born in the year 1961.  

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   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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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