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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Apr 01   In the year 1961 jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye  

Apr 02   August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 03   In the year 1961 connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties  

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

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

Apr 05   Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90 in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 07   In the year 1961 jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74  

Apr 07   Marian Jordan radio comedienne (Fibber McGee &Molly), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 08   Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye in the year 1961.  

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

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

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

Apr 11   Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1961.  

Apr 11   On this day in history israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial  

Apr 12   In the year 1961 nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50  

Apr 12   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history uN General Assembly condemns South Africa for apartheid  

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

Apr 15   On this day in history launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA  

Apr 15   On this day in history yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, is awarded the Order of Lenin  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Apr 17   Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail 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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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

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   In the year 1961 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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