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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 28 September 2020

Dec 08   Antwerp Belgium diocese forms on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 09   In the year 1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs  

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

Dec 09   Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania in the year 1961.  

Dec 11   "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released in the year 1961.  

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

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

Dec 11   JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam in the year 1961.  

Dec 12   On this day in history daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91  

Dec 12   Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 in the year 1961.  

Dec 12   In the year 1961 martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA  

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

Dec 13   Grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101 in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 15   Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history william "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99  

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

Dec 16   Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil on this day in history.  

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

Dec 17   Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 18   On this day in history india annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu  

Dec 19   British govt begins decimal coin system in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 21   On this day in history beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"  

Dec 22   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Dec 23   KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Dec 24   On this day in history guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76  

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

Dec 25   On this day in history rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies  

Dec 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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

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

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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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