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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 12 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  

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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 in the year 1961.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

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

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