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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 04 July 2022

Nov 08   Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn in the year 1961.  

Nov 09   PGA eliminates caucasians only rule in the year 1961.  

Nov 09   USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970 m in the year 1961.  

Nov 12   Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is born on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Wally Brown actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Nov 13   On this day in history wCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Nov 15   On this day in history douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51  

Nov 16   In the year 1961 great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries  

Nov 16   In the year 1961 sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79  

Nov 18   In the year 1961 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances  

Nov 18   US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed in the year 1961.  

Nov 19   Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13) in the year 1961.  

Nov 22   In the year 1961 frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues  

Nov 22   Mariel Hemingway (actress Delirious, Falling from Grace, Lipstick, Personal Best, The Suicide Club, Superman 4 The Quest for Peace) on this day in history.  

Nov 22   In the year 1961 mariel Hemingway (actress: Delirious, Falling from Grace, Lipstick, Personal Best, The Suicide Club, Superman 4: The Quest for Peace)  

Nov 24   In the year 1961 ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67  

Nov 25   In the year 1961 nBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points  

Nov 26   On this day in history alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86  

Nov 26   For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions on this day in history.  

Nov 27   Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games on this day in history.  

Nov 27   Gordie Howe becomes first to play in 1,000 NHL games on this day in history.  

Nov 29   Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss on this day in history.  

Nov 29   On this day in history mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit  

Nov 30   Stanislaw Kazuro, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   USSR vetoes Kuwait's application for UN membership in the year 1961.  

Dec 02   Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism in the year 1961.  

Dec 02   In the year 1961 fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism  

Dec 03   Anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion in the year 1961.  

Dec 03   Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1961.  

Dec 04   In the year 1961 museum of Modern Art hung Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days  

Dec 04   Smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm) in the year 1961.  

Dec 04   On this day in history tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN  

Dec 06   In the year 1961 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB)  

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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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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 on this day in history.  

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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