Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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 In the year 1961 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 In the year 1961 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 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon in the year 1961.
May 27 In the year 1961 the first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead?
May 28 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) on this day in history.
May 28 On this day in history amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28 Last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest on this day in history.
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 In the year 1961 dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
May 30 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69 in the year 1961.
May 31 In the year 1961 chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
May 31 In the year 1961 dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
May 31 In the year 1961 jFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
May 31 In the year 1961 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 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 Suzanne Clayton's birthday June 10th 1961 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jun 13 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 16 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris in the year 1961.
Jun 16 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host in the year 1961.
Jun 16 On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.
Jun 18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke on this day in history.
Jun 19 Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain in the year 1961.