Famous Deaths In 1961
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Jan 02 Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.
Jan 04 On this day in history barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
Jan 06 Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 in the year 1961.
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 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 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 In the year 1961 francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
Jan 16 Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1961.
Jan 17 On this day in history death of patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
Jan 21 On this day in history john Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
Jan 24 Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82 in the year 1961.
Jan 26 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies in the year 1961.
Feb 02 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1961.
Feb 03 On this day in history anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 05 In the year 1961 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 06 On this day in history archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 08 William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Feb 14 In the year 1961 wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15 In the year 1961 jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 17 In the year 1961 nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 20 In the year 1961 otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
Feb 21 In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 22 George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75 on this day in history.
Feb 23 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies on this day in history.
Feb 26 In the year 1961 karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
Feb 27 In the year 1961 platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
Feb 28 In the year 1961 joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 03 On this day in history death of paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)
Mar 06 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56 on this day in history.
Mar 07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 in the year 1961.