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Historical Events In 1961

Monday, 21 September 2020

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   On this day in history jFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade  

May 25   On this day in history 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   Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours  

May 27   On this day in history fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60  

May 30   On this day in history dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die  

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 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 in the year 1961.  

Jun 02   On this day in history george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72  

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   In the year 1961 suzanne Clayton's birthday June 10th 1961  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host in the year 1961.  

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

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

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

Jun 18   CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke 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 in the year 1961.  

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   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1961 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   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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