Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
May 25 In the year 1961 jFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
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 on this day in history.
May 26 USAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours on this day in history.
May 27 Fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence on this day in history.
May 27 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon on this day in history.
May 27 The first "black light" is sold can disco be far ahead? on this day in history.
May 28 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1961 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) on this day in history.
May 29 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1961.
May 30 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die on this day in history.
May 30 On this day in history rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
May 31 On this day in history chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
May 31 On this day in history 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 On this day in history south Africa becomes an independent republic
May 31 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth in the year 1961.
Jun 02 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Jun 07 In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.
Jun 12 On this day in history 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.
Jun 13 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79 in the year 1961.
Jun 16 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris on this day in history.
Jun 16 In the year 1961 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 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris in the year 1961.
Jun 17 In the year 1961 jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40
Jun 18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke in the year 1961.
Jun 19 On this day in history kuwait regains complete independence from Britain