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.