Historical Events In 1961
Monday, 03 August 2020
Feb 20 In the year 1961 otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
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 In the year 1961 gabon adopts constitution
Feb 21 In the year 1961 mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km
Feb 22 In the year 1961 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 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit in the year 1961.
Feb 25 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak on this day in history.
Feb 26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Feb 26 On this day in history mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies.
Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies in the year 1961.
Feb 27 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated on this day in history.
Feb 28 On this day in history jFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
Feb 28 In the year 1961 joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 01 In the year 1961 president Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
Mar 01 On this day in history seventh cholera pandemic in Worldwide
Mar 01 The Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy in the year 1961.
Mar 03 On this day in history king Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
Mar 06 1st London minicabs introduced in the year 1961.
Mar 06 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% in the year 1961.
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 On this day in history london introduces minicabs
Mar 07 In the year 1961 englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
Mar 08 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC in the year 1961.
Mar 08 On this day in history thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
Mar 08 On this day in history 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
Mar 09 On this day in history first animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
Mar 09 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72 in the year 1961.
Mar 09 In the year 1961 sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
Mar 09 On this day in history supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
Mar 12 On this day in history belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
Mar 13 Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party in the year 1961.