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Historical Events In 1961

Friday, 21 January 2022

May 02   J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 03   On this day in history maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 04   13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 04   Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66 in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 04   On this day in history malcolm Ross &Victor Prather reach 34,668 meters (record) in balloon  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 04   In the year 1961 south-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 05   In the year 1961 alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 05   In the year 1961 alan Shepard becomes the first American into space  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 06   Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 08   In the year 1961 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 08   James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 08   On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 10   "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 12   In the year 1961 botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 13   In the year 1961 gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 14   Bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   In the year 1961 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 16   13th Emmy Awards Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 16   On this day in history 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   On this day in history frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 18   Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   New pier opens in Scheveningen on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   On this day in history mauritania adopts constitution  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery AL in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   On this day in history joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   The first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 23   In the year 1961 joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   In the year 1961 explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1961

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1961 birth of todd Haynes, American film director  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1961 birth of curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Andrew Thomson, Australian politician was born in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   In the year 1961 birth of supriya Pathak, Indian actress  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   John Thune, American politician was born in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   In the year 1961 birth of oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1961

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1961 barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   On this day in history regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   In the year 1961 clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   In the year 1961 dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   On this day in history death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81 in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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