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Historical Events In 1961

Sunday, 13 June 2021

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 in the year 1961.  

May 25   In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters  

May 25   On this day in history president Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon  

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   In the year 1961 fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence  

May 27   President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon in the year 1961.  

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

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

May 28   On this day in history amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)  

May 28   In the year 1961 last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest  

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 in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated  

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

May 31   On this day in history judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate  

May 31   In the year 1961 south Africa becomes an independent republic  

May 31   Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth in the year 1961.  

Jun 02   In the year 1961 george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72  

Jun 07   Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies in the year 1961.  

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   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 in the year 1961.  

Jun 13   Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79 in the year 1961.  

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

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

Jun 16   O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 16   Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris on this day in history.  

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

Jun 18   CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke in the year 1961.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies  

Jan 04   On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  

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