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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 21 January 2022

Feb 01   On this day in history a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful  

Feb 01   British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies in the year 1961.  

Feb 02   In the year 1961 adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87  

Feb 02   On this day in history prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam  

Feb 03   6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54  

Feb 04   Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73  

Feb 06   "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC in the year 1961.  

Feb 06   On this day in history archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77  

Feb 07   On this day in history jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"  

Feb 08   In the year 1961 william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81  

Feb 09   On this day in history grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70  

Feb 09   On this day in history joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo  

Feb 10   Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1961 robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black  

Feb 11   Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem on this day in history.  

Feb 12   First spacecraft to the planet Venus launched on this day in history.  

Feb 12   USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus on this day in history.  

Feb 13   In the year 1961 frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records  

Feb 13   Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus on this day in history.  

Feb 14   In the year 1961 element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA  

Feb 14   Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 in the year 1961.  

Feb 15   Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever in the year 1961.  

Feb 15   Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash in the year 1961.  

Feb 15   Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.  

Feb 16   On this day in history china uses it's first nuclear reactor  

Feb 16   On this day in history first all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA  

Feb 16   US satellite Explorer 9 is launched on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 in the year 1961.  

Feb 18   In the year 1961 henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater  

Feb 19   Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" on this day in history.  

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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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

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

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

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

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

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   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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