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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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 in the year 1961.  

Oct 17   On this day in history 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow  

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

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

Oct 18   Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack on this day in history.  

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

Oct 19   On this day in history 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 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 in the year 1961.  

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   Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN  

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

Oct 28   "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances in the year 1961.  

Oct 28   Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history 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 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   "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 02   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64 in the year 1961.  

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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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