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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 25 September 2022

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   In the year 1961 mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 13   In the year 1961 soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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