Historical Events In 1961
Monday, 19 April 2021
Sep 16 In the year 1961 a P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
Sep 17 Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Sep 18 Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56 in the year 1961.
Sep 19 On this day in history betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
Sep 19 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive) in the year 1961.
Sep 21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) on this day in history.
Sep 21 Antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes in the year 1961.
Sep 21 Earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Sep 22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min in the year 1961.
Sep 22 In the year 1961 marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
Sep 22 On this day in history peace Corps established
Sep 23 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire on this day in history.
Sep 23 On this day in history billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
Sep 23 In the year 1961 first movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
Sep 24 Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Sep 25 In the year 1961 frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA
Sep 26 On this day in history eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
Sep 27 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75 in the year 1961.
Sep 27 Sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN on this day in history.
Sep 28 On this day in history michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
Sep 28 In the year 1961 syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
Sep 28 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m on this day in history.
Sep 29 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63 in the year 1961.
Oct 01 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha in the year 1961.
Oct 01 Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60 in the year 1961.
Oct 01 On this day in history east & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
Oct 01 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard in the year 1961.
Oct 02 In the year 1961 reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies
Oct 04 On this day in history max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
Oct 09 Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth on this day in history.
Oct 09 On this day in history volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
Oct 10 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court in the year 1961.
Oct 10 In the year 1961 the entire population of Tristan de Cunha is evacuated, following a volcanic eruption on the South Atlantic island
Oct 11 In the year 1961 leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74