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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 26 May 2022

May 02   J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies in the year 1961.  

May 03   On this day in history maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53  

May 04   On this day in history 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South  

May 04   Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66 in the year 1961.  

May 04   Malcolm Ross &Victor Prather reach 34,668 meters (record) in balloon in the year 1961.  

May 04   In the year 1961 south-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested  

May 05   Alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7) in the year 1961.  

May 05   On this day in history alan Shepard becomes the first American into space  

May 06   Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

May 08   Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington in the year 1961.  

May 08   In the year 1961 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

May 08   The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.  

May 10   On this day in history "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London  

May 12   On this day in history botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time  

May 13   Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

May 14   Bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama in the year 1961.  

May 15   36 Unification church couples wed in Korea in the year 1961.  

May 16   In the year 1961 13th Emmy Awards Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck  

May 16   On this day in history 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck  

May 17   In the year 1961 castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers  

May 17   Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

May 18   In the year 1961 henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies  

May 19   On this day in history joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94  

May 19   On this day in history new pier opens in Scheveningen  

May 20   On this day in history mauritania adopts constitution  

May 20   White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL on this day in history.  

May 21   Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery on this day in history.  

May 22   "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1 on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42  

May 22   On this day in history joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53  

May 22   In the year 1961 the first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens  

May 23   Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

May 24   Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit 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   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   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

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

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

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