Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 03 December 2020
Sep 16 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies in the year 1961.
Sep 17 On this day in history adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62
Sep 18 On this day in history dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
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) on this day in history.
Sep 21 In the year 1961 antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
Sep 21 On this day in history 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 On this day in history marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
Sep 22 Peace Corps established in the year 1961.
Sep 23 On this day in history 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
Sep 23 Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71 in the year 1961.
Sep 23 In the year 1961 first movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
Sep 24 On this day in history sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
Sep 25 In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.
Sep 27 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Sep 27 Sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the UN in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 uSN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
Sep 29 In the year 1961 reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
Oct 01 In the year 1961 a believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
Oct 01 On this day in history donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
Oct 01 In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.
Oct 04 Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies on this day in history.
Oct 09 On this day in history tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth
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 On this day in history 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