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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 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 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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 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   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   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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