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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Feb 01   In the year 1961 a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful  

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

Feb 01   On this day in history mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies  

Feb 02   Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1961 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73  

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

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   Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70 in the year 1961.  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1961 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   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   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 16   In the year 1961 china uses it's first nuclear reactor  

Feb 16   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history 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" 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   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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