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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Nov 08   On this day in history whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn  

Nov 09   On this day in history pGA eliminates caucasians only rule  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Nov 13   WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51 on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries in the year 1961.  

Nov 16   Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79 in the year 1961.  

Nov 18   On this day in history "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   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   Mariel Hemingway (actress: Delirious, Falling from Grace, Lipstick, Personal Best, The Suicide Club, Superman 4: The Quest for Peace) in the year 1961.  

Nov 24   Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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

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

Nov 27   In the year 1961 gordie Howe becomes first to play in 1,000 NHL games  

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

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

Nov 30   In the year 1961 stanislaw Kazuro, composer, dies at 80  

Nov 30   On this day in history uSSR vetoes Kuwait's application for UN membership  

Dec 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75  

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

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

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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