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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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1961 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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  

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