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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 24   On this day in history u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade  

May 25   In the year 1961 jFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade  

May 25   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters in the year 1961.  

May 25   In the year 1961 president Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon  

May 26   On this day in history freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta  

May 26   USAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours on this day in history.  

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

May 27   In the year 1961 president Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon  

May 27   In the year 1961 the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?  

May 28   Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) in the year 1961.  

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   Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years) on this day in history.  

May 29   Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1961.  

May 30   Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die in the year 1961.  

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

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

May 31   Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated in the year 1961.  

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

May 31   In the year 1961 judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate  

May 31   South Africa becomes an independent republic in the year 1961.  

May 31   Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jun 08   English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley on this day in history.  

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

Jun 12   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 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   On this day in history dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host  

Jun 16   On this day in history o C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies  

Jun 16   Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris in the year 1961.  

Jun 17   In the year 1961 jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40  

Jun 18   In the year 1961 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   In the year 1961 birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of andrew Thomson, Australian politician  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

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 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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