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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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   13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South on this day in history.  

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

May 04   Malcolm Ross &Victor Prather reach 34,668 meters (record) in balloon on this day in history.  

May 04   South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested in the year 1961.  

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

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   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 in the year 1961.  

May 12   Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time on this day in history.  

May 13   Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60 in the year 1961.  

May 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 13th Emmy Awards Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck  

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   On this day in history frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81  

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

May 19   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 white mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL  

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   "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42 on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born in the year 1961.  

Jan 05   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of john Thune, American politician  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.  

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  

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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