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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

Apr 21   Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history french army revolts in Algeria  

Apr 21   James Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 in the year 1961.  

Apr 21   James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 in the year 1961.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria  

Apr 24   In the year 1961 jFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs  

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

Apr 24   On this day in history 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.  

Apr 24   The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 25   Hans F Blunck, writer, dies in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history robert Noyce patents integrated circuit  

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

Apr 26   French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria in the year 1961.  

Apr 26   In the year 1961 gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36  

Apr 26   In the year 1961 roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year  

Apr 27   NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays in the year 1961.  

Apr 27   Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history aBC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts  

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   In the year 1961 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   The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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   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   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   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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

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