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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born in the year 1961.  

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

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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