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Historical Events In 1961

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   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) on this day in history.  

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

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

May 28   Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years) in the year 1961.  

May 29   Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1961 dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die  

May 30   Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69 in the year 1961.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1961 george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72  

Jun 07   On this day in history robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies  

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

Jun 16   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  

Jan 03   In the year 1961 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   Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1961.  

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

Jan 07   Supriya Pathak, Indian actress was born on this day in history.  

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   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  

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 in the year 1961.  

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 in the year 1961.  

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