Historical Events In 1961
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 in the year 1961.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 21 On this day in history friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich
Feb 21 Gabon adopts constitution in the year 1961.
Feb 21 Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 24 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.
Feb 25 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak in the year 1961.
Feb 26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Feb 26 Mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated in the year 1961.
Feb 28 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor in the year 1961.
Feb 28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64 on this day in history.
Mar 01 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps in the year 1961.
Mar 01 Seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 06 In the year 1961 1st London minicabs introduced
Mar 06 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 08 On this day in history jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC
Mar 08 On this day in history 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 In the year 1961 first animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
Mar 09 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72 in the year 1961.
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 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