1961 in Sweden

Last updated
Years in Sweden: 1958   1959   1960   1961   1962   1963   1964
Centuries: 19th century  ·  20th century  ·  21st century
Decades: 1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s
Years: 1958   1959   1960   1961   1962   1963   1964

Events from the year 1961 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden King of Sweden, anthropologist, art historian and archaeologist

Gustaf VI Adolf was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden, and had been Crown Prince of Sweden for the preceding 43 years in the reign of his father. Not long before his death at age 90, he approved the constitutional changes which removed the last traces of political power from the Swedish monarch.

Prime Minister of Sweden Head of government of Sweden

The Prime Minister is the head of government in Sweden. Before the creation of the office of a Prime Minister in 1876, Sweden did not have a head of government separate from its head of state, namely the King, in whom the executive authority was vested. Louis Gerhard De Geer, the architect behind the new bicameral Riksdag of 1866 that replaced the centuries-old Riksdag of the Estates, became the first officeholder in 1876.

Tage Erlander Swedish 20th century prime minister

Tage Fritjof Erlander was a Swedish politician who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1946 to 1969. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and led the government for an uninterrupted tenure of 23 years, one of the longest in any democracy. This led to Erlander being known as "Sweden's longest Prime Minister" referring to both his physical stature – 192 cm, or 6 feet and 3.5 inches – and tenure.

Events

Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Hammarskjöld was the youngest person to have held the post, at an age of 47 years upon his appointment. His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.

Ndola City in Copperbelt Province, Zambia

Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, with a population of 475,194. It is the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province. It is also the commercial capital city of Zambia. It lies just 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the border with DR Congo. It is also home to Zambia's first modern stadium, The Levy Mwanawasa Stadium as well as home of Zambia's most successful football team ZESCO United F.C.

Births

Agneta Monica Andersson is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, she won seven medals with three gold, two silvers, and two bronzes.

Deaths

Claes Konig, Olympic champion in 1920. Konig, Claes i VJs julnummer 1942.jpg
Claës König, Olympic champion in 1920.
Erik Lundqvist athletics competitor

Erik Hjalmar Lundqvist was a Swedish athlete who won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Two weeks later he became the first man to break the 70 m barrier, setting a new world record at 71.01 m.

Humbert Lundén was a Swedish sailor who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Claës König equestrian

Claës Henrik Magnus König was a Swedish nobleman, officer, Crown Equerry (1935–1946) and horse rider, who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Related Research Articles

Secretary-General of the United Nations head of the United Nations Secretariat

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General serves as the chief administrative officer of the United Nations. The role of the United Nations Secretariat, and of the Secretary-General in particular, is laid out by Chapter XV of the United Nations Charter.

Stockholm school (economics)

The Stockholm School, is a school of economic thought. It refers to a loosely organized group of Swedish economists that worked together, in Stockholm, Sweden primarily in the 1930s.

Dag Hammarskjöld Library library of the United Nations Organisation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is part of the United Nations headquarters and is connected to the Secretariat and conference buildings through ground level and underground corridors. It is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport international airport serving Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport is an airport located in Copperbelt Province in northern Zambia, in the city of Ndola, near the international border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was officially known as Ndola Airport before being renamed in 2011 in honour of Simon Kapwepwe, the nation's former vice president.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 168 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council Resolution 168 was adopted on November 3, 1961. After Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed in a plane crash, the Security Council met to select his successor. The Council recommended to the General Assembly that Burmese diplomat U Thant be appointed as acting Secretary-General for the remainder of rest of Hammarskjöld's term.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Crash Site marks the place of the plane crash in which Dag Hammarskjöld, the second and then-sitting United Nations Secretary General was killed on 17 September 1961, while on a mission to the Léopoldville Congo Republic. The site is located 10 km from Ndola, in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.

Murder at the Savoy is a Swedish/German film from 1993, based on the book Murder at the Savoy.

The Hammarskjöld family, also known as Hammarskiöld family, is a Swedish noble family, enrolled in Riddarhuset with the number of 135.

1961 Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash aviation accident in Northern Rhodesia on 18 September 1961

The Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash occurred on 18 September 1961 in Northern Rhodesia. The crash resulted in the deaths of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 15 others. Hammarskjöld had been en route to cease-fire negotiations with Moise Tshombe during the Congo Crisis. The fatal crash set off a succession crisis at the United Nations.

1882 in Sweden Sweden-related events during the year of 1882

Events from the year 1882 in Sweden

Events from the year 1943 in Sweden

Events from the year 1982 in Sweden

1885 in Sweden Sweden-related events during the year of 1885

Events from the year 1885 in Sweden

1892 in Sweden Sweden-related events during the year of 1892

Events from the year 1892 in Sweden

1896 in Sweden Sweden-related events during the year of 1896

Events from the year 1896 in Sweden

Events from the year 1998 in Sweden

Events from the year 1963 in Sweden

Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a documentary film by Danish film maker Mads Brügger about the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, whose airplane crashed in Northern Rhodesia in 1961.

References

  1. 1 2 "UN Secretary General killed in air crash" . Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. "Agneta Andersson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. "Erik Lundqvist". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. "Humbert Lundén". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  5. "Claës König". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 October 2014.