Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
May 24 In the year 1961 u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
May 25 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade on this day in history.
May 25 On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters
May 25 President Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon in the year 1961.
May 26 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta in the year 1961.
May 26 On this day in history uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
May 27 On this day in history fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence
May 27 On this day in history president Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon
May 27 On this day in history the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?
May 28 On this day in history amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 In the year 1961 amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 On this day in history last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest
May 28 On this day in history last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
May 29 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1961.
May 30 On this day in history dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
May 30 On this day in history rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
May 31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens on this day in history.
May 31 On this day in history dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
May 31 JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris in the year 1961.
May 31 On this day in history judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate
May 31 On this day in history south Africa becomes an independent republic
May 31 On this day in history union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth
Jun 02 In the year 1961 george S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
Jun 07 In the year 1961 robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
Jun 08 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley on this day in history.
Jun 10 On this day in history suzanne Clayton's birthday June 10th 1961
Jun 12 The DND buys 66 F-101 Voodoos in exchange for US control of Pinetree Line, plus a Mutual Air Program for purchase of 200 Canadian-built F-104 Starfighters in the year 1961.
Jun 13 On this day in history ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79
Jun 16 On this day in history ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
Jun 16 On this day in history dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
Jun 16 On this day in history o C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
Jun 16 On this day in history soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
Jun 17 On this day in history jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40
Jun 18 In the year 1961 cBS radio cancels Gunsmoke