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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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

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

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

Jan 20   Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1961 john Fitzgerald Kennedy began his presidency with inauguration ceremonies on the newly renovated east front of the Capitol.  

Jan 20   On this day in history robert Frost recites "The Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration  

Jan 20   Yugoslav ex-Vice-President Milovan Djilas flees in the year 1961.  

Jan 21   On this day in history "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   John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday in the year 1961.  

Jan 21   Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 23   Venezuela adopts constitution on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC in the year 1961.  

Jan 24   In the year 1961 the birth of Nastassja Kinski, German actress  

Jan 24   On this day in history willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82  

Jan 25   On this day in history 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)  

Jan 25   In the year 1961 military coup in El Salvador  

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) in the year 1961.  

Jan 25   Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released in the year 1961.  

Jan 26   On this day in history "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1  

Jan 26   Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies in the year 1961.  

Jan 27   "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.  

Jan 28   On this day in history republic of Rwanda proclaimed  

Jan 29   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen  

Jan 29   In the year 1961 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord  

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

Jan 30   JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress &Peace Corps in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 31   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

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

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   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

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   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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