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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Dec 08   In the year 1961 antwerp Belgium diocese forms  

Dec 08   Surfin’, The Beach Boys first record, was released on Candix Records. It became a local hit in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

Dec 08   On this day in history william Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78  

Dec 09   "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs on this day in history.  

Dec 09   SS Colonel Adolf Eichman found guilty of war crimes in Israel on this day in history.  

Dec 09   In the year 1961 tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania  

Dec 11   "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel on this day in history.  

Dec 11   On this day in history elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks  

Dec 11   On this day in history jFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam  

Dec 12   Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1961 beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein  

Dec 13   On this day in history grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101  

Dec 14   Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record on this day in history.  

Dec 15   In the year 1961 adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel  

Dec 15   William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99 in the year 1961.  

Dec 16   On this day in history "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs  

Dec 16   On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61  

Dec 17   In the year 1961 disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil  

Dec 17   In the year 1961 india seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies  

Dec 17   In the year 1961 marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53  

Dec 18   Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles on this day in history.  

Dec 18   In the year 1961 india annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu  

Dec 19   On this day in history british govt begins decimal coin system  

Dec 20   On this day in history moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57  

Dec 21   Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy" in the year 1961.  

Dec 22   In the year 1961 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Dec 23   On this day in history kICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting  

Dec 24   Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

Dec 24   In the year 1961 houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game  

Dec 25   In the year 1961 rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies  

Dec 26   In the year 1961 charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

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

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