Famous Deaths In 1961
Saturday, 15 June 2019
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 On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
Jan 07 On this day in history 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 In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
Jan 11 In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
Jan 14 In the year 1961 ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
Jan 15 On this day in history francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
Jan 16 In the year 1961 janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
Jan 17 On this day in history death of patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
Jan 21 John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday on this day in history.
Jan 24 On this day in history willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
Jan 26 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies on this day in history.
Feb 02 In the year 1961 adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 03 In the year 1961 anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 05 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 in the year 1961.
Feb 06 In the year 1961 archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 08 In the year 1961 william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 09 In the year 1961 grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 11 In the year 1961 eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 on this day in history.
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 22 In the year 1961 george de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
Feb 23 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies in the year 1961.
Feb 26 On this day in history karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies on this day in history.
Feb 28 On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 03 In the year 1961 death of paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)
Mar 06 In the year 1961 george Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 on this day in history.