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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Apr 01   On this day in history jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye  

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

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

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

Apr 03   Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties on this day in history.  

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

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   Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history marian Jordan radio comedienne (Fibber McGee &Molly), dies at 62  

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 in the year 1961.  

Apr 09   On this day in history british liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236  

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

Apr 10   In the year 1961 gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters  

Apr 10   Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village in the year 1961.  

Apr 11   On this day in history francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70  

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

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

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

Apr 13   In the year 1961 uN General Assembly condemns South Africa for apartheid  

Apr 14   First live television broadcast from the Soviet Union in the year 1961.  

Apr 15   Launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA in the year 1961.  

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

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

Apr 16   In the year 1961 chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

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   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 in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  

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

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