Historical Events In 1961
Monday, 03 October 2022
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 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 On this day in history major-General Allard the first Canadian to command a British army division
Mar 13 In the year 1961 old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
Mar 13 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37) in the year 1961.
Mar 14 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Mar 14 George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets in the year 1961.
Mar 14 Revised version of the New Testament published in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 south Africa leaves British Commonwealth
Mar 17 Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101 in the year 1961.
Mar 18 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced in the year 1961.
Mar 19 On this day in history edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
Mar 21 Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club on this day in history.
Mar 23 A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies on this day in history.
Mar 24 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows in the year 1961.
Mar 25 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona on this day in history.
Mar 25 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km) on this day in history.
Mar 25 In the year 1961 sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
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 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
Mar 30 On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 meter)
Mar 30 On this day in history p J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
Mar 31 In the year 1961 aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia
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 in the year 1961.