Historical Events In 1961
Monday, 03 August 2020
Mar 13 In the year 1961 elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party
Mar 13 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
Mar 13 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress in the year 1961.
Mar 13 On this day in history landslide in USSR, kills 145
Mar 13 In the year 1961 major-General Allard the first Canadian to command a British army division
Mar 13 On this day in history old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
Mar 13 In the year 1961 pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
Mar 14 On this day in history akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78
Mar 14 On this day in history george Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets
Mar 14 On this day in history revised version of the New Testament published
Mar 15 On this day in history south Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth
Mar 16 Jaguar Cars Ltd. introduced the XK-E, or E-Type, at the Geneva Auto Show. Th E-Type was the successor to the C- and D-Type Jaguar that had earned the company’s reputation for racing excellenc on this day in history.
Mar 17 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth on this day in history.
Mar 17 Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101 in the year 1961.
Mar 18 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced in the year 1961.
Mar 19 In the year 1961 edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
Mar 21 Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in the year 1961.
Mar 23 On this day in history a C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
Mar 24 In the year 1961 nY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
Mar 25 On this day in history elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
Mar 25 In the year 1961 explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
Mar 25 On this day in history sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
Mar 27 In the year 1961 belgian government of Eyskens resigns
Mar 27 On this day in history failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
Mar 27 On this day in history jack Kane, orch leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
Mar 29 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President on this day in history.
Mar 29 In the year 1961 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
Mar 29 After a 4˝ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge in the year 1961.
Mar 30 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m) on this day in history.
Mar 30 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 meter) in the year 1961.
Mar 30 In the year 1961 p J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
Mar 31 Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia on this day in history.
Mar 31 On this day in history aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia
Mar 31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85 in the year 1961.