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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Feb 01   A full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1961 british minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Feb 04   Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure in the year 1961.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81  

Feb 09   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power  

Feb 11   Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem  

Feb 12   On this day in history first spacecraft to the planet Venus launched  

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

Feb 13   Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus  

Feb 14   On this day in history element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever  

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   In the year 1961 china uses it's first nuclear reactor  

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 in the year 1961.  

Feb 17   Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater in the year 1961.  

Feb 19   In the year 1961 albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

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

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   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   In the year 1961 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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