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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Apr 20   In the year 1961 revolt in the South African country of Angola  

Apr 20   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting in the year 1961.  

Apr 21   Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO in the year 1961.  

Apr 21   In the year 1961 french army revolts in Algeria  

Apr 21   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91  

Apr 22   Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria on this day in history.  

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

Apr 24   In the year 1961 general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria  

Apr 24   JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1961 lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

Apr 25   Hans F Blunck, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin in the year 1961.  

Apr 25   In the year 1961 robert Noyce patents integrated circuit  

Apr 25   Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad in the year 1961.  

Apr 26   In the year 1961 french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria  

Apr 26   Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   Roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 27   Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67 in the year 1961.  

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   In the year 1961 lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude  

Apr 29   ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts on this day in history.  

Apr 30   On this day in history 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   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)  

May 01   Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history 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   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

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   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

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   In the year 1961 bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 in the year 1961.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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

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