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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 04 December 2020

Jan 18   Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat on this day in history.  

Jan 19   1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed in the year 1961.  

Jan 19   On this day in history the first episode for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed  

Jan 20   Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury in the year 1961.  

Jan 20   John Fitzgerald Kennedy began his presidency with inauguration ceremonies on the newly renovated east front of the Capitol on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Robert Frost recites "The Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration in the year 1961.  

Jan 20   Yugoslav ex-Vice-President Milovan Djilas flees on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater New York City NY after 8 performances  

Jan 21   "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history john Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday  

Jan 21   In the year 1961 portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria  

Jan 23   Supreme Court rules cities &states have right to censor films on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Venezuela adopts constitution in the year 1961.  

Jan 24   On this day in history edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC  

Jan 24   The birth of Nastassja Kinski, German actress on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1961 willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82  

Jan 25   1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK) in the year 1961.  

Jan 25   Military coup in El Salvador in the year 1961.  

Jan 25   On this day in history president John F. Kennedy makes history by holding the first presidential news conference simulcast live on radio and TV.  

Jan 25   The first live, nationally televised Presidential news conference (JFK) on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released  

Jan 26   In the year 1961 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1  

Jan 26   On this day in history morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies  

Jan 27   In the year 1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV  

Jan 28   In the year 1961 republic of Rwanda proclaimed  

Jan 29   US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen in the year 1961.  

Jan 29   US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history jFK asks for an Alliance for Progress &Peace Corps  

Jan 31   David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel in the year 1961.  

Jan 31   In the year 1961 ham is first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2  

Jan 31   In the year 1961 kanhai completes twin tons (117 &115) vs Australia at Adelaide  

Jan 31   In the year 1961 nATO secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign  

Jan 31   On this day in history uSAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights  

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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   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

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   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

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 in the year 1961.  

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