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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Mar 13   Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   On this day in history floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title  

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   Major-General Allard the first Canadian to command a British army division on this day in history.  

Mar 13   Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37) in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Mar 16   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 17   On this day in history 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   Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in the year 1961.  

Mar 23   A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)  

Mar 25   In the year 1961 sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered  

Mar 27   Belgian government of Eyskens resigns on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President  

Mar 29   23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres in the year 1961.  

Mar 29   In the year 1961 after a 4˝ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge  

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

Mar 30   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 meter) on this day in history.  

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

Mar 31   Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia in the year 1961.  

Mar 31   Aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia on this day in history.  

Mar 31   Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1961 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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