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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Mar 13   On this day in history elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party  

Mar 13   Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   In the year 1961 landslide in USSR, kills 145  

Mar 13   On this day in history major-General Allard the first Canadian to command a British army division  

Mar 13   On this day in history old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender  

Mar 13   In the year 1961 pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)  

Mar 14   In the year 1961 akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78  

Mar 14   On this day in history george Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets  

Mar 14   Revised version of the New Testament published in the year 1961.  

Mar 15   South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth on this day in history.  

Mar 16   In the year 1961 jaguar Cars Ltd. introduced the XK-E, or E-Type, at the Geneva Auto Show. Th E-Type was the successor to the C- and D-Type Jaguar that had earned the company’s reputation for racing excellenc  

Mar 17   In the year 1961 south Africa leaves British Commonwealth  

Mar 17   Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101 on this day in history.  

Mar 18   On this day in history poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced  

Mar 19   In the year 1961 edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68  

Mar 21   In the year 1961 beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club  

Mar 23   On this day in history a C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies  

Mar 24   In the year 1961 nY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows  

Mar 25   Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona in the year 1961.  

Mar 25   Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km) in the year 1961.  

Mar 25   Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered in the year 1961.  

Mar 27   In the year 1961 belgian government of Eyskens resigns  

Mar 27   In the year 1961 failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen  

Mar 27   On this day in history jack Kane, orch leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37  

Mar 29   In the year 1961 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President  

Mar 29   On this day in history 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres  

Mar 29   After a 4˝ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge in the year 1961.  

Mar 30   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m) in the year 1961.  

Mar 30   In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 meter)  

Mar 30   P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1961 aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia  

Mar 31   On this day in history aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia  

Mar 31   In the year 1961 seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85  

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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   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

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   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

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