1961 in the United Kingdom

1961 in the United Kingdom
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Sport, television and music

Events from the year 1961 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January – March[edit]

April – June[edit]

July – September[edit]

October – December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

January – April[edit]

May – August[edit]

September – December[edit]

Unknown dates[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 26 January – Stan Nichols, English cricketer (born 1900)
  • 30 January – John Duncan Fergusson, Scottish Colourist painter (born 1874)
  • 4 February – Sir Philip Game, British Army officer, colonial governor and police officer (born 1876)
  • 6 February – Lawrence Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland, English politician (born 1876)
  • 6 March – George Formby, Lancashire comic singer and performer (born 1904)
  • 8 March – Sir Thomas Beecham, English orchestral conductor (born 1879)
  • 12 March
    • Victor d'Arcy, English sprinter (born 1887)
    • Belinda Lee, English screen actress, killed in automobile accident in the United States (born 1935)
  • 18 March – E. Arnot Robertson, English novelist (born 1903)
  • 7 April – Vanessa Bell, English artist and interior designer, member of the Bloomsbury Group (born 1879)
  • 9 April – Oliver Onions (George Oliver), English novelist and ghost story writer (born 1873)
  • 10 April – Sir John Hope Simpson, English public servant and politician (born 1868)
  • 13 April – Dickie Dale, English motorcycle road racer, died as result of racing accident in Germany (born 1927)
  • 22 April – Joanna Cannan, English pony book writer and detective novelist (born 1896)
  • 4 June – William Astbury, English physicist and molecular biologist (born 1898)
  • 28 June – Huw Menai, Welsh poet (born 1886)
  • 3 September – Richard Mason, English explorer, killed in Brazil (born 1934)
  • 27 September – Bentley Purchase, London coroner (born 1890)
  • 1 October – Sir William Reid Dick, Scottish sculptor (born 1879)
  • 13 October
  • 14 October – Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (born 1876)
  • 3 November – Thomas Flynn, English Roman Catholic bishop of Lancaster (born 1880)
  • 25 November – Adelina de Lara, English classical pianist and composer (born 1872)
  • 2 December – Herbert Pitman, English merchant seaman, third officer on RMS Titanic (born 1877)
  • 24 December – Charles Hamilton, English children's story writer (born 1876)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Thurlow, Richard (1987). Fascism in Britain. London. p. 246. ISBN 1-86064-337-X.
  3. ^ Wall, Patrick (1968). "The Monday Club – Organization & Membership". Student Power.
  4. ^ Seyd, Patrick (1972). "Factionalism within the Conservative Party: The Monday Club". Government and Opposition. 7 (4).
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
  6. ^ "Lumumba rally clashes with UK police". BBC News. 19 February 1961. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
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  8. ^ "Five Britons accused of spying for Moscow". BBC News. 13 March 1961. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Key Dates". Royal Shakespeare Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  10. ^ "1961". Those were the days. Express & Star. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
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  12. ^ "Sierra Leone wins independence". BBC News. 27 April 1961. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
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  14. ^ Bolton Evening News, 2 May 1961.
  15. ^ "Ratification of the Convention on the OECD". Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur results 1960/1961". Tottenham Hotspur Mad. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  17. ^ Basset, Anita (1963). A Factual Guide to Guildford Cathedral.
  18. ^ "Panda replaces zebra at road crossing". BBC News. 14 June 1961. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  19. ^ "The Computer Centre Opens". Spread Eagle: 252. 1961.
  20. ^ Barclays Group Archives. Barclays Fact Sheet: Principal Events, 2.
  21. ^ "Dramatic End to Britain's Memorable Wimbledon". The Times. London. 10 July 1961. p. 3.
  22. ^ Panayi, Panikos (May 1991). "Middlesbrough 1961: A British race riot of the 1960s?". Social History: 151.
  23. ^ "Couple found shot in A6 lay-by". BBC News. 23 August 1961. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  24. ^ Cowan, Mark (3 June 2010). "Did this man escape justice for Jackie's murder?". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  25. ^ "Intelligent Film On Homosexuality". The Times. London. 30 August 1961. p. 11. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  26. ^ "Special events in the development of women's equality". Catherine of Siena Virtual College. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  27. ^ "Worldwide Disasters". Hillsborough Football Disaster. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  28. ^ "Skelmersdale Development Corporation records". Access to Archives. The National Archives. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  29. ^ "RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia". BBC News. 27 November 1961. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  30. ^ "Birth control pill available to all". BBC News. 4 December 1961. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
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  32. ^ Harwood, Elain (2003). England: a Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings (rev. ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8818-2.

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