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Historical Events In 1961

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Feb 01   A full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful in the year 1961.  

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   Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Feb 03   In the year 1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))  

Feb 03   In the year 1961 anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54  

Feb 04   On this day in history sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure  

Feb 05   Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 in the year 1961.  

Feb 06   On this day in history "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC  

Feb 06   Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads" in the year 1961.  

Feb 08   William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 09   Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power  

Feb 11   In the year 1961 eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82  

Feb 11   On this day in history robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black  

Feb 11   In the year 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem  

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

Feb 12   USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Feb 14   Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA in the year 1961.  

Feb 14   On this day in history wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78  

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

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

Feb 15   On this day in history jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59  

Feb 16   China uses it's first nuclear reactor on this day in history.  

Feb 16   First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history 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   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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