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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

Mar 13   Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history jFK sets up the Alliance for Progress  

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   Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)  

Mar 14   Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 south Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth  

Mar 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101  

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

Mar 19   On this day in history edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68  

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

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

Mar 24   NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows on this day in history.  

Mar 25   On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.  

Mar 27   On this day in history belgian government of Eyskens resigns  

Mar 27   Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen on this day in history.  

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

Mar 29   23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Mar 31   In the year 1961 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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

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

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

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