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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Dec 27   "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs on this day in history.  

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

Dec 28   On this day in history tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC  

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

Dec 30   Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936) in the year 1961.  

Dec 31   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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