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Historical Events In 1961

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

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

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

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

Apr 21   French army revolts in Algeria in the year 1961.  

Apr 21   James Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 21   In the year 1961 uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m  

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

Apr 22   Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria in the year 1961.  

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

Apr 24   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history hans F Blunck, writer, dies  

Apr 25   On this day in history mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad  

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   Sierra Leone, in Africa, becomes an independent republic in the year 1961.  

Apr 27   UK grants Sierra Leone independence on this day in history.  

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   The first Airline shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern) on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1961 fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba  

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

May 01   On this day in history tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain  

May 01   The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba in the year 1961.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Todd Haynes, American film director was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born in the year 1961.  

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

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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   Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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