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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

Nov 09   PGA eliminates caucasians only rule on this day in history.  

Nov 09   In the year 1961 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970 m  

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

Nov 13   In the year 1961 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   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   Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79 in the year 1961.  

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

Nov 18   In the year 1961 uS Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed  

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

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

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 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   Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points in the year 1961.  

Nov 26   Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss  

Nov 29   Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism  

Dec 02   Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism on this day in history.  

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

Dec 03   Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Museum of Modern Art hung Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 04   In the year 1961 tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

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

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