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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 19 August 2022

Jan 18   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1961 supreme Court rules cities &states have right to censor films  

Jan 23   Venezuela adopts constitution in the year 1961.  

Jan 24   Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history the birth of Nastassja Kinski, German actress  

Jan 24   Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 25   Military coup in El Salvador on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released  

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

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

Jan 29   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history david Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel  

Jan 31   On this day in history ham is first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2  

Jan 31   Kanhai completes twin tons (117 &115) vs Australia at Adelaide on this day in history.  

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

Jan 31   USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights 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   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 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   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   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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

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