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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 03 July 2022

May 24   U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade in the year 1961.  

May 25   JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade on this day in history.  

May 25   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters on this day in history.  

May 25   President Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon in the year 1961.  

May 26   In the year 1961 freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta  

May 26   In the year 1961 uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours  

May 27   Fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence on this day in history.  

May 27   On this day in history president Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon  

May 27   The first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead? on this day in history.  

May 28   In the year 1961 amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)  

May 28   In the year 1961 amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)  

May 28   Last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)  

May 29   In the year 1961 uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60  

May 30   Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die on this day in history.  

May 30   On this day in history rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69  

May 31   On this day in history chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens  

May 31   Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1961 jFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris  

May 31   Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate in the year 1961.  

May 31   South Africa becomes an independent republic on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1961 union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth  

Jun 02   George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 08   On this day in history english prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley  

Jun 10   Suzanne Clayton's birthday June 10th 1961 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   On this day in history the DND buys 66 F-101 Voodoos in exchange for US control of Pinetree Line, plus a Mutual Air Program for purchase of 200 Canadian-built F-104 Starfighters.  

Jun 13   On this day in history ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79  

Jun 16   In the year 1961 ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.  

Jun 16   In the year 1961 dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host  

Jun 16   In the year 1961 o C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies  

Jun 16   On this day in history soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris  

Jun 17   On this day in history jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40  

Jun 18   On this day in history cBS radio cancels Gunsmoke  

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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 in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

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   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died in the year 1961.  

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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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