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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 12 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  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

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

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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