Famous Deaths In 1961
Saturday, 10 June 2023
Jan 02 Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
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 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 On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
Jan 14 On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
Jan 15 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1961.
Jan 16 Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1961.
Jan 17 Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 died in the year 1961.
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 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.
Feb 15 In the year 1961 jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 17 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1961.
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 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 In the year 1961 englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
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