Famous Deaths In 1961
Monday, 17 May 2021
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 Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Jan 07 Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 in the year 1961.
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 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883) died in the year 1961.
Jan 14 Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Jan 15 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
Jan 16 In the year 1961 janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
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 On this day in history willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
Jan 26 In the year 1961 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 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
Feb 08 In the year 1961 william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 09 Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70 in the year 1961.
Feb 11 On this day in history eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 14 In the year 1961 wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15 Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.
Feb 17 In the year 1961 nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 in the year 1961.
Feb 21 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73 in the year 1961.
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 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
Feb 28 On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 03 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887) died in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.