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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

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

Feb 21   On this day in history blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73  

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

Feb 21   In the year 1961 gabon adopts constitution  

Feb 21   On this day in history mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km  

Feb 22   George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies  

Feb 24   Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.  

Feb 25   In the year 1961 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   Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies in the year 1961.  

Feb 27   The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history jFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor  

Feb 28   On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64  

Mar 01   In the year 1961 president Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps  

Mar 01   Seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide on this day in history.  

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

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   Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% in the year 1961.  

Mar 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history london introduces minicabs  

Mar 07   On this day in history englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42  

Mar 08   Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC in the year 1961.  

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   First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"  

Mar 12   In the year 1961 belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25  

Mar 13   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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