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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

Feb 21   Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73 in the year 1961.  

Feb 21   Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich in the year 1961.  

Feb 21   On this day in history gabon adopts constitution  

Feb 21   In the year 1961 mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km  

Feb 22   George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75 in the year 1961.  

Feb 23   Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies in the year 1961.  

Feb 24   In the year 1961 explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64  

Mar 01   President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide  

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

Mar 03   King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco in the year 1961.  

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

Mar 06   Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% in the year 1961.  

Mar 06   In the year 1961 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   London introduces minicabs on this day in history.  

Mar 07   In the year 1961 englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42  

Mar 08   On this day in history jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC  

Mar 08   In the year 1961 thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81  

Mar 08   On this day in history 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   On this day in history first animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9  

Mar 09   On this day in history mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72  

Mar 09   On this day in history sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit  

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

Mar 12   On this day in history belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25  

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

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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