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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.  

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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   In the year 1961 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   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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

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