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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 14 August 2022

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

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

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

Apr 05   In the year 1961 barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"  

Apr 05   On this day in history barbra Streisand appears on "The Jack Paar Show"  

Apr 05   Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council in the year 1961.  

Apr 06   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 07   Marian Jordan radio comedienne (Fibber McGee &Molly), dies at 62 in the year 1961.  

Apr 08   In the year 1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs  

Apr 08   Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on this day in history.  

Apr 09   British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 10   Gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters on this day in history.  

Apr 10   In the year 1961 irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65  

Apr 11   On this day in history bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village  

Apr 11   In the year 1961 bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village  

Apr 11   In the year 1961 francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70  

Apr 11   Israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 12   Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) I have a book issued by the USSR on his flight in the year 1961.  

Apr 12   Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies on this day in history.  

Apr 13   UN General Assembly condemns South Africa for apartheid on this day in history.  

Apr 14   In the year 1961 first live television broadcast from the Soviet Union  

Apr 15   Launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, is awarded the Order of Lenin on this day in history.  

Apr 16   15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win in the year 1961.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

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

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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