Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 01 October 2020
May 02 On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.
May 04 In the year 1961 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South
May 04 Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66 on this day in history.
May 04 In the year 1961 malcolm Ross &Victor Prather reach 34,668 meters (record) in balloon
May 04 In the year 1961 south-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
May 05 In the year 1961 alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
May 05 Alan Shepard becomes the first American into space on this day in history.
May 06 On this day in history lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
May 08 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
May 08 On this day in history 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 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London on this day in history.
May 12 In the year 1961 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 In the year 1961 bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
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 In the year 1961 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck
May 17 On this day in history 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 In the year 1961 joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
May 19 New pier opens in Scheveningen on this day in history.
May 20 Mauritania adopts constitution on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history white mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL
May 21 On this day in history governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
May 22 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1 in the year 1961.
May 22 In the year 1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
May 22 In the year 1961 joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
May 22 The first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.