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Historical Events In 1961

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

Apr 02   On this day in history august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67  

Apr 03   On this day in history "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   Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 05   Barbra Streisand appears on "The Jack Paar Show" in the year 1961.  

Apr 05   On this day in history dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council  

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

Apr 06   On this day in history 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   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   British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236 in the year 1961.  

Apr 09   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 16   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

Apr 17   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

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   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

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   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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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