Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
May 25 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade on this day in history.
May 25 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters on this day in history.
May 25 On this day in history president Kennedy announces plan to send men to the Moon
May 26 In the year 1961 freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
May 26 On this day in history uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
May 27 In the year 1961 fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence
May 27 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon on this day in history.
May 27 On this day in history the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?
May 28 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) in the year 1961.
May 28 In the year 1961 amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 Last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest in the year 1961.
May 28 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years) in the year 1961.
May 29 On this day in history uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
May 30 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die in the year 1961.
May 30 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69 on this day in history.
May 31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens in the year 1961.
May 31 In the year 1961 dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
May 31 On this day in history jFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
May 31 On this day in history judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate
May 31 South Africa becomes an independent republic on this day in history.
May 31 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth on this day in history.
Jun 02 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72 in the year 1961.
Jun 07 On this day in history robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
Jun 08 In the year 1961 english prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
Jun 10 In the year 1961 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 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
Jun 16 In the year 1961 o C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
Jun 16 In the year 1961 soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
Jun 17 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40 on this day in history.
Jun 18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke in the year 1961.
Jun 19 Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain on this day in history.