Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Oct 11 In the year 1961 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
Oct 17 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow in the year 1961.
Oct 17 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m in the year 1961.
Oct 17 In the year 1961 nY Museum of Modern Art hung Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down, It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
Oct 18 Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack in the year 1961.
Oct 18 On this day in history the birth of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz trumpeter
Oct 19 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60 on this day in history.
Oct 21 On this day in history barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
Oct 21 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies in the year 1961.
Oct 22 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium on this day in history.
Oct 24 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs in the year 1961.
Oct 24 Malta granted independence from Britain in the year 1961.
Oct 25 On this day in history peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
Oct 26 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test in the year 1961.
Oct 26 In the year 1961 edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
Oct 27 On this day in history 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
Oct 27 In the year 1961 american Basketball League starts play
Oct 27 In the year 1961 outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN
Oct 27 The first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test on this day in history.
Oct 28 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances on this day in history.
Oct 28 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets in the year 1961.
Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1961.
Oct 30 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies in the year 1961.
Oct 30 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square in the year 1961.
Oct 30 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb in the year 1961.
Oct 31 Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras on this day in history.
Nov 01 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97 in the year 1961.
Nov 02 On this day in history "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
Nov 02 In the year 1961 james Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
Nov 06 On this day in history uS government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
Nov 06 US govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith in the year 1961.
Nov 07 On this day in history antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64
Nov 07 In the year 1961 france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Nov 08 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn in the year 1961.