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Historical Events In 1961

Saturday, 15 January 2022

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

Dec 28   Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89 in the year 1961.  

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

Dec 30   Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Dec 30   Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936) on this day in history.  

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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

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

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

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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