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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 14 July 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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 21   In the year 1961 nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies  

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

Oct 24   On this day in history "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   In the year 1961 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Oct 28   In the year 1961 "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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1961.  

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

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   In the year 1961 soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb  

Oct 31   Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 07   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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