Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
Apr 20 On this day in history revolt in the South African country of Angola
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 in the year 1961.
Apr 21 On this day in history james Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
Apr 21 On this day in history james Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
Apr 21 On this day in history uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
Apr 22 On this day in history maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
Apr 22 Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria in the year 1961.
Apr 23 In the year 1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
Apr 24 In the year 1961 general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria
Apr 24 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs on this day in history.
Apr 24 On this day in history lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
Apr 24 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 in the year 1961.
Apr 24 The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised on this day in history.
Apr 25 On this day in history "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs
Apr 25 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies on this day in history.
Apr 25 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin on this day in history.
Apr 25 On this day in history robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
Apr 25 On this day in history unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
Apr 26 On this day in history french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
Apr 26 Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36 in the year 1961.
Apr 26 In the year 1961 roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year
Apr 27 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays on this day in history.
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 UK grants Sierra Leone independence in the year 1961.
Apr 28 On this day in history lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude
Apr 29 In the year 1961 aBC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts
Apr 30 On this day in history the first Airline shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
May 01 On this day in history fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
May 01 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) on this day in history.
May 01 Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain in the year 1961.
May 01 On this day in history the first US airplane hijacked to Cuba