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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Nov 08   Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn on this day in history.  

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

Nov 09   On this day in history uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970 m  

Nov 12   On this day in history olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is born  

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

Nov 13   On this day in history wally Brown actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57  

Nov 13   In the year 1961 wCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Nov 15   Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51 in the year 1961.  

Nov 16   On this day in history 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   "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 18   US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13) on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues  

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

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

Nov 24   On this day in history ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67  

Nov 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 for 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions  

Nov 27   On this day in history gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games  

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

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

Dec 03   On this day in history anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion  

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

Dec 04   Museum of Modern Art hung Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days on this day in history.  

Dec 04   On this day in history smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)  

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

Dec 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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