Historical Events In 1961
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 in the year 1961.
Feb 21 On this day in history blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 21 In the year 1961 friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich
Feb 21 Gabon adopts constitution on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km
Feb 22 In the year 1961 george de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
Feb 23 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies in the year 1961.
Feb 24 On this day in history explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
Feb 25 In the year 1961 niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
Feb 26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 in the year 1961.
Feb 26 Mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
Feb 27 In the year 1961 the first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
Feb 28 On this day in history jFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
Feb 28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64 in the year 1961.
Mar 01 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps in the year 1961.
Mar 01 Seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide on this day in history.
Mar 01 The Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy in the year 1961.
Mar 03 In the year 1961 king Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
Mar 06 1st London minicabs introduced in the year 1961.
Mar 06 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% in the year 1961.
Mar 06 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year government jubilee on this day in history.
Mar 06 In the year 1961 george Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 06 In the year 1961 london introduces minicabs
Mar 07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 in the year 1961.
Mar 08 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Mar 08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Mar 08 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours in the year 1961.
Mar 09 First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9 in the year 1961.
Mar 09 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72 on this day in history.
Mar 09 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit in the year 1961.
Mar 09 On this day in history supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
Mar 12 On this day in history belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
Mar 13 In the year 1961 elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party