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1961 in Norway

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1961 in Norway
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Events in the year 1961 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Olav V
  • Prime Minister - Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party)
  • Events

  • 12 January - Princess Astrid marries Johan Martin Ferner.
  • March - Ingrid Bjerkås, ordained as first female minister in the Church of Norway
  • 15 April - The Socialist People's Party was founded.
  • 9 August - Holtaheia Accident: A British passenger plane crashes in Strand. All 39 passengers aboard, including 34 children, are killed.
  • 11 September - The 1961 Parliamentary election takes place.
  • Notable births

  • 7 January - Irene Johansen, politician
  • 11 January - Carl Morten Amundsen, dramaturg and theatre director
  • 3 March - Anita Hegerland, singer
  • 18 March - Ingvild Bryn, journalist and news anchor
  • 18 March - Kyrre Nakkim, journalist
  • 23 March - Jørgen Sigurd Lien, software developer
  • 23 May - Pål Brekke, astrophysicist
  • 12 August - Kristin Krohn Devold, politician
  • 12 August - Ingrid Heggø, politician
  • 29 August - Signy Fardal, magazine editor
  • 6 September - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, A-ha lead guitarist
  • Notable deaths

  • 13 March - Lise Lindbæk, war correspondent (b.1905)
  • 27 March - Jacob Pedersen, track and field athlete (b.1889)
  • 2 April - Arne Torolf Strøm, politician (b.1901)
  • 26 April – Anna Sethne, educator (born 1872).
  • 2 May - Petter Jamvold, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1899)
  • 7 June - Harald Gram, jurist, politician and genealogist (b.1887)
  • 8 June - Olav Bjaaland, ski champion and polar explorer (b.1873)
  • 30 June - Lars Sverkeson Romundstad, politician (b.1885)
  • 14 August - Thomas Aas, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1887)
  • 16 September - Johanne Samueline Pedersen, politician (b.1887)
  • 17 September - Henrik Ameln, jurist and politician (b.1879)
  • 3 October - Anne Grimdalen, sculptor (b.1899)
  • 17 October - Jens Olai Steffensen, politician (b.1891)
  • 9 November - Ferdinand Bie, long jumper and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888).
  • 13 November - Herman Smitt Ingebretsen, politician (b.1891)
  • 21 November - Hjalmar Olai Storeide, politician (b.1901)
  • 22 November - Ole Hallesby, Lutheran neo-orthodox pietist (b.1879)
  • 4 December - Ingvar Wedervang, economist and statistician (b.1891)
  • Full date unknown

  • Hauk Aabel, comedian and actor (b.1867)
  • Arnstein Arneberg, architect (b.1882)
  • Andreas Baalsrud, engineer (b.1872)
  • Rachel Grepp, journalist and politician (b.1879)
  • Olav Gullvåg, playwright, novelist, poet and editor (b.1885)
  • Haakon Hauan, politician and Minister (b.1871)
  • Lars Høgvold, ski jumper (b.1888)
  • Kristian Løken, military officer (b.1884)
  • Niels Nielsen, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (b.1883)
  • Vaadjuv Nyqvist, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (b.1902)
  • Arnold Rørholt, military officer (b.1884)
  • Olav Martinus Knutsen Steinnes, politician and Minister (b.1886)
  • Kristofer Uppdal, poet and author (b.1878)
  • References

    1961 in Norway Wikipedia


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