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