Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Oct 11 On this day in history uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
Oct 17 In the year 1961 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
Oct 17 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 18 The birth of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz trumpeter in the year 1961.
Oct 19 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60 in the year 1961.
Oct 21 Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones" on this day in history.
Oct 21 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies on this day in history.
Oct 22 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium on this day in history.
Oct 24 On this day in history "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs
Oct 24 Malta granted independence from Britain on this day in history.
Oct 25 In the year 1961 peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
Oct 26 On this day in history 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
Oct 26 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies in the year 1961.
Oct 27 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test on this day in history.
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 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 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets in the year 1961.
Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Oct 30 On this day in history luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
Oct 30 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square on this day in history.
Oct 30 In the year 1961 soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
Oct 31 Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras in the year 1961.
Nov 01 In the year 1961 alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97
Nov 02 In the year 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
Nov 02 On this day in history james Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
Nov 06 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith in the year 1961.
Nov 06 US govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1961 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.