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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

Mar 13   In the year 1961 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   Landslide in USSR, kills 145 in the year 1961.  

Mar 13   Major-General Allard the first Canadian to command a British army division on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1961 old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender  

Mar 13   On this day in history 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   George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Revised version of the New Testament published on this day in history.  

Mar 15   On this day in history south Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth  

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   South Africa leaves British Commonwealth in the year 1961.  

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

Mar 18   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 a C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies  

Mar 24   NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows in the year 1961.  

Mar 25   In the year 1961 elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona  

Mar 25   In the year 1961 explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)  

Mar 25   Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered on this day in history.  

Mar 27   Belgian government of Eyskens resigns in the year 1961.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 30   On this day in history 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) in the year 1961.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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   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   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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