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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

May 03   Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1961 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South  

May 04   In the year 1961 anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66  

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

May 04   South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)  

May 05   Alan Shepard becomes the first American into space in the year 1961.  

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

May 08   On this day in history alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

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 in the year 1961.  

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   In the year 1961 gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60  

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   13th Emmy Awards Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck on this day in history.  

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

May 17   Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers on this day in history.  

May 17   Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

May 18   Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies on this day in history.  

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

May 19   New pier opens in Scheveningen on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history mauritania adopts constitution  

May 20   White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL in the year 1961.  

May 21   On this day in history governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery  

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

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

May 22   Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53 in the year 1961.  

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

May 23   In the year 1961 joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53  

May 24   In the year 1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

May 24   Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.  

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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   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  

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   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   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.  

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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