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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.  

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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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

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   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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