Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Sep 17 On this day in history adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62
Sep 18 Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56 in the year 1961.
Sep 19 In the year 1961 betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
Sep 19 On this day in history helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive)
Sep 21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) on this day in history.
Sep 21 In the year 1961 antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes.
Sep 21 In the year 1961 earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68
Sep 22 In the year 1961 antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min
Sep 22 Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64 on this day in history.
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 Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Sep 23 First movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire on this day in history.
Sep 24 Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Sep 25 On this day in history frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA
Sep 26 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Sep 27 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Sep 27 On this day in history sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN
Sep 28 In the year 1961 michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
Sep 28 On this day in history syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
Sep 28 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m in the year 1961.
Sep 29 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1961 roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard
Oct 02 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies in the year 1961.
Oct 04 On this day in history max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
Oct 09 In the year 1961 tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth
Oct 09 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic) in the year 1961.
Oct 10 In the year 1961 otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
Oct 10 The entire population of Tristan de Cunha is evacuated, following a volcanic eruption on the South Atlantic island in the year 1961.
Oct 11 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Oct 11 In the year 1961 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100 m