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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 09 July 2020

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 02   On this day in history adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87  

Feb 02   Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history 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   Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 09   Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo in the year 1961.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Feb 12   First spacecraft to the planet Venus launched in the year 1961.  

Feb 12   In the year 1961 uSSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus  

Feb 13   Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 14   Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash  

Feb 15   In the year 1961 jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59  

Feb 16   China uses it's first nuclear reactor in the year 1961.  

Feb 16   First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA in the year 1961.  

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

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

Feb 18   Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" 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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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