Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
May 02 On this day in history j C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies
May 03 On this day in history maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
May 04 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.
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 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 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 In the year 1961 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London
May 12 In the year 1961 botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
May 13 On this day in history gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60
May 14 On this day in history bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
May 15 In the year 1961 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
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 In the year 1961 castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers
May 17 In the year 1961 frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81
May 18 On this day in history 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 On this day in history mauritania adopts constitution
May 20 In the year 1961 white mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL
May 21 In the year 1961 governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
May 22 In the year 1961 "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 on this day in history.
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 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS in the year 1961.
May 24 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.