Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Oct 11 On this day in history uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
Oct 17 On this day in history 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
Oct 17 In the year 1961 nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m
Oct 17 NY Museum of Modern Art hung Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down, It wasn't corrected until December 3rd in the year 1961.
Oct 18 On this day in history emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack
Oct 18 On this day in history the birth of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz trumpeter
Oct 19 In the year 1961 benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
Oct 21 In the year 1961 barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
Oct 21 In the year 1961 nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies
Oct 22 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium in the year 1961.
Oct 24 In the year 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs
Oct 24 In the year 1961 malta granted independence from Britain
Oct 25 In the year 1961 peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
Oct 26 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test on this day in history.
Oct 26 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies on this day in history.
Oct 27 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test on this day in history.
Oct 27 American Basketball League starts play in the year 1961.
Oct 27 Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN on this day in history.
Oct 27 On this day in history the first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
Oct 28 On this day in history "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
Oct 28 On this day in history ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
Oct 29 In the year 1961 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Oct 30 On this day in history luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
Oct 30 On this day in history soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
Oct 30 On this day in history soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
Oct 31 In the year 1961 hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
Nov 01 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97 on this day in history.
Nov 02 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances on this day in history.
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 In the year 1961 uS govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
Nov 07 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64 on this day in history.
Nov 07 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria in the year 1961.
Nov 08 In the year 1961 whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn