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Historical Events In 1961

Thursday, 08 December 2022

May 02   On this day in history j C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies  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   On this day in history 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 04   On this day in history anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66  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   On this day in history south-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 05   Alan Shepard becomes the first American into space on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 06   In the year 1961 lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 08   Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington in the year 1961.  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   In the year 1961 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 10   In the year 1961 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 13   Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60 in the year 1961.  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   36 Unification church couples wed in Korea on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

May 17   On this day in history castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers  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   Joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 20   Mauritania adopts constitution on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 21   Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   On this day in history "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1  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   Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53 in the year 1961.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 23   Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53 on this day in history.  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   Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  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   Todd Haynes, American film director was born in the year 1961.  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   On this day in history birth of lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)  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 on this day in history.  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   On this day in history birth of john Thune, American politician  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter was born on this day in history.  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 06   In the year 1961 regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   In the year 1961 death of emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)  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   In the year 1961 death of elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   On this day in history ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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