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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 18 September 2020

Apr 20   Revolt in the South African country of Angola on this day in history.  

Apr 20   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO  

Apr 21   In the year 1961 french army revolts in Algeria  

Apr 21   In the year 1961 james Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57  

Apr 21   On this day in history james Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57  

Apr 21   USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m in the year 1961.  

Apr 22   Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91 in the year 1961.  

Apr 22   In the year 1961 uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria  

Apr 23   "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances on this day in history.  

Apr 24   General de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria in the year 1961.  

Apr 24   JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs in the year 1961.  

Apr 24   Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters in a game this day, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions in the year 1961.  

Apr 24   On this day in history the Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised  

Apr 25   "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs on this day in history.  

Apr 25   In the year 1961 hans F Blunck, writer, dies  

Apr 25   Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit in the year 1961.  

Apr 25   Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad on this day in history.  

Apr 26   On this day in history french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria  

Apr 26   On this day in history gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36  

Apr 26   Roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history nASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays  

Apr 27   On this day in history roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67  

Apr 27   On this day in history sierra Leone, in Africa, becomes an independent republic  

Apr 27   On this day in history uK grants Sierra Leone independence  

Apr 28   On this day in history lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude  

Apr 29   In the year 1961 aBC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts  

Apr 30   In the year 1961 the first Airline shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)  

May 01   Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba in the year 1961.  

May 01   Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) on this day in history.  

May 01   Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain in the year 1961.  

May 01   In the year 1961 the first US airplane hijacked to Cuba  

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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   In the year 1961 birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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

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