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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Apr 01   Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye in the year 1961.  

Apr 02   August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 in the year 1961.  

Apr 03   In the year 1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances  

Apr 03   On this day in history "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 perfs  

Apr 03   On this day in history connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties  

Apr 05   Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show" on this day in history.  

Apr 05   Barbra Streisand appears on "The Jack Paar Show" on this day in history.  

Apr 05   In the year 1961 dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council  

Apr 06   On this day in history jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90  

Apr 06   In the year 1961 uSS Lake Champlain brings oxygen to aid stricken passenger of British liner Queen of Bermuda.  

Apr 07   Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1961.  

Apr 07   In the year 1961 marian Jordan radio comedienne (Fibber McGee &Molly), dies at 62  

Apr 08   On this day in history "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs  

Apr 08   In the year 1961 jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye  

Apr 09   British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236 in the year 1961.  

Apr 09   Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Apr 10   On this day in history gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters  

Apr 10   Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65 in the year 1961.  

Apr 11   Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village in the year 1961.  

Apr 11   Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial in the year 1961.  

Apr 12   Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1961.  

Apr 12   On this day in history ray Charles wins 4 Grammys  

Apr 12   On this day in history yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) I have a book issued by the USSR on his flight  

Apr 12   In the year 1961 yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies  

Apr 13   On this day in history uN General Assembly condemns South Africa for apartheid  

Apr 14   First live television broadcast from the Soviet Union on this day in history.  

Apr 15   In the year 1961 launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA  

Apr 15   In the year 1961 yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, is awarded the Order of Lenin  

Apr 16   On this day in history 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win  

Apr 16   Chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

Apr 17   1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

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

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