Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 21 Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich on this day in history.
Feb 21 Gabon adopts constitution in the year 1961.
Feb 21 Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km on this day in history.
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 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 26 In the year 1961 mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies.
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 in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 the Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy.
Mar 03 In the year 1961 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 On this day in history dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ 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 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 on this day in history.
Mar 08 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Mar 08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81 in the year 1961.
Mar 08 In the year 1961 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 First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9 on this day in history.
Mar 09 In the year 1961 mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
Mar 09 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit on this day in history.
Mar 09 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again" on this day in history.
Mar 12 Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25 in the year 1961.
Mar 13 Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party in the year 1961.