Historical Events In 1961
Saturday, 08 May 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 In the year 1961 dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
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 on this day in history.
Apr 22 Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1961.
Apr 24 General de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria on this day in history.
Apr 24 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs in the year 1961.
Apr 24 On this day in history lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
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 on this day in history.
Apr 25 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs in the year 1961.
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 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 in the year 1961.
Apr 26 On this day in history 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 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 Lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude on this day in history.
Apr 29 In the year 1961 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 In the year 1961 fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
May 01 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
May 01 In the year 1961 tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
May 01 The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.