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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Dec 08   Antwerp Belgium diocese forms in the year 1961.  

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   "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs in the year 1961.  

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   JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam on this day in history.  

Dec 12   In the year 1961 daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91  

Dec 12   On this day in history ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36  

Dec 12   Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA in the year 1961.  

Dec 13   Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein on this day in history.  

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

Dec 14   In the year 1961 jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 16   In the year 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs  

Dec 16   Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 17   India seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 18   In the year 1961 britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles  

Dec 18   India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 20   In the year 1961 moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57  

Dec 21   In the year 1961 beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"  

Dec 22   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1961 kICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting  

Dec 24   Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game on this day in history.  

Dec 25   Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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

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

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