Famous Deaths In 1961
Monday, 03 October 2022
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 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 On this day in history dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
Jan 11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jan 17 In the year 1961 death of patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
Jan 21 John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday in the year 1961.
Jan 24 Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82 in the year 1961.
Jan 26 On this day in history morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
Feb 02 In the year 1961 adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 03 Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 in the year 1961.
Feb 05 In the year 1961 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 06 In the year 1961 archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 08 William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81 in the year 1961.
Feb 09 In the year 1961 grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 in the year 1961.
Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Feb 15 Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.
Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 on this day in history.
Feb 20 In the year 1961 otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
Feb 21 On this day in history 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 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies on this day in history.
Feb 28 In the year 1961 joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 03 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887) died on this day in history.
Mar 06 On this day in history george Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42 on this day in history.