Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Dec 08 Surfin’, The Beach Boys first record, was released on Candix Records. It became a local hit in Los Angeles on this day in history.
Dec 08 In the year 1961 william Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78
Dec 09 On this day in history "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
Dec 09 SS Colonel Adolf Eichman found guilty of war crimes in Israel on this day in history.
Dec 09 On this day in history tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
Dec 11 On this day in history "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
Dec 11 In the year 1961 adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
Dec 11 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history jFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
Dec 12 On this day in history daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91
Dec 12 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 in the year 1961.
Dec 12 On this day in history martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA
Dec 13 In the year 1961 beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
Dec 13 On this day in history grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101
Dec 14 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record on this day in history.
Dec 15 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel on this day in history.
Dec 15 In the year 1961 william "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
Dec 16 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs in the year 1961.
Dec 16 In the year 1961 boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
Dec 17 Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil on this day in history.
Dec 17 In the year 1961 india seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies
Dec 17 In the year 1961 marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53
Dec 18 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles on this day in history.
Dec 18 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu in the year 1961.
Dec 19 On this day in history british govt begins decimal coin system
Dec 20 Moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57 on this day in history.
Dec 21 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy" on this day in history.
Dec 22 In the year 1961 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 23 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
Dec 24 Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Dec 24 In the year 1961 houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
Dec 25 Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies on this day in history.
Dec 26 Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies on this day in history.
Dec 27 On this day in history "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs