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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 14 May 2021

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   In the year 1961 jFK sets up the Alliance for Progress  

Mar 13   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78  

Mar 14   George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets in the year 1961.  

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

Mar 15   In the year 1961 south Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth  

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 in the year 1961.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1961.  

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

Mar 27   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President  

Mar 29   In the year 1961 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   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 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Mar 31   On this day in history 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   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

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