Historical Events In 1961
Friday, 18 October 2019
Apr 20 On this day in history the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting
Apr 21 In the year 1961 dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
Apr 21 French army revolts in Algeria on this day in history.
Apr 21 James Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 in the year 1961.
Apr 21 James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 in the year 1961.
Apr 21 In the year 1961 uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
Apr 22 Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91 on this day in history.
Apr 22 On this day in history uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
Apr 23 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances in the year 1961.
Apr 24 On this day in history general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria
Apr 24 On this day in history jFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
Apr 24 Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 in the year 1961.
Apr 24 In the year 1961 sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters in a game this day, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions.
Apr 24 The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised in the year 1961.
Apr 25 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs on this day in history.
Apr 25 In the year 1961 hans F Blunck, writer, dies
Apr 25 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin in the year 1961.
Apr 25 Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit in the year 1961.
Apr 25 On this day in history unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
Apr 26 In the year 1961 french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
Apr 26 On this day in history gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
Apr 26 On this day in history roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year
Apr 27 On this day in history nASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
Apr 27 Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Apr 27 In the year 1961 sierra Leone, in Africa, becomes an independent republic
Apr 27 On this day in history uK grants Sierra Leone independence
Apr 28 Lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude on this day in history.
Apr 29 ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts in the year 1961.
Apr 30 The first Airline shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern) on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1961 fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
May 01 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) in the year 1961.
May 01 On this day in history tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
May 01 In the year 1961 the first US airplane hijacked to Cuba
May 02 J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies in the year 1961.