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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Dec 27   "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs in the year 1961.  

Dec 28   On this day in history edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89  

Dec 28   Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 30   Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53 in the year 1961.  

Dec 30   On this day in history moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)  

Dec 31   On this day in history first performance of the Beach Boys  

Dec 31   Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion in the year 1961.  

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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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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