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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Feb 20   Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73  

Feb 21   Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Gabon adopts constitution in the year 1961.  

Feb 21   Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history george de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75  

Feb 23   In the year 1961 wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies  

Feb 24   Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.  

Feb 25   On this day in history niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak  

Feb 26   Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1961 mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies.  

Feb 27   Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies in the year 1961.  

Feb 27   The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated in the year 1961.  

Feb 28   On this day in history jFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor  

Feb 28   On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64  

Mar 01   In the year 1961 president Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps  

Mar 01   Seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 1961 the Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy.  

Mar 03   In the year 1961 king Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco  

Mar 06   1st London minicabs introduced on this day in history.  

Mar 06   In the year 1961 dutch guilder revalued 4.74%  

Mar 06   On this day in history dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12 year government jubilee  

Mar 06   On this day in history george Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56  

Mar 06   On this day in history london introduces minicabs  

Mar 07   Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Mar 08   In the year 1961 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  

Mar 09   First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   In the year 1961 mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72  

Mar 09   Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again" on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25 in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party in the year 1961.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   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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