Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Feb 20 On this day in history otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
Feb 21 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73 in the year 1961.
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 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 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 in the year 1961.
Feb 26 Mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1961 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 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor in the year 1961.
Feb 28 In the year 1961 joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 01 On this day in history president Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
Mar 01 On this day in history seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide
Mar 01 On this day in history the Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy.
Mar 03 On this day in history 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 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year government jubilee on this day in history.
Mar 06 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56 in the year 1961.
Mar 06 On this day in history 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 On this day in history thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
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 In the year 1961 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 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit on this day in history.
Mar 09 On this day in history supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
Mar 12 Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25 in the year 1961.
Mar 13 In the year 1961 elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party