Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 21 Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich in the year 1961.
Feb 21 Gabon adopts constitution in the year 1961.
Feb 21 In the year 1961 mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km
Feb 22 On this day in history george de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
Feb 23 In the year 1961 wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies
Feb 24 On this day in history explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
Feb 25 In the year 1961 niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
Feb 26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 in the year 1961.
Feb 26 Mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies in the year 1961.
Feb 27 In the year 1961 the first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
Feb 28 In the year 1961 jFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
Feb 28 On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 01 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps in the year 1961.
Mar 01 On this day in history the Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy.
Mar 03 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco on this day in history.
Mar 06 1st London minicabs introduced on this day in history.
Mar 06 On this day in history dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
Mar 06 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12˝ year government jubilee in the year 1961.
Mar 06 In the year 1961 george Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 06 London introduces minicabs in the year 1961.
Mar 07 On this day in history englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
Mar 08 On this day in history jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC
Mar 08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Mar 08 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours on this day in history.
Mar 09 First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9 on this day in history.
Mar 09 In the year 1961 mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
Mar 09 In the year 1961 sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
Mar 09 In the year 1961 supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
Mar 12 In the year 1961 belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
Mar 13 On this day in history elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party
Mar 13 In the year 1961 elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party