Historical Events In 1961
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Feb 01 In the year 1961 a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
Feb 01 In the year 1961 british minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
Feb 01 On this day in history mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies
Feb 02 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Feb 02 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam in the year 1961.
Feb 03 In the year 1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
Feb 03 In the year 1961 anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 04 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 1961 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 06 On this day in history "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
Feb 06 On this day in history archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 07 On this day in history jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
Feb 08 In the year 1961 william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 09 Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70 in the year 1961.
Feb 09 On this day in history joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
Feb 10 In the year 1961 niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 11 In the year 1961 eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 11 In the year 1961 robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
Feb 11 On this day in history trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
Feb 12 In the year 1961 first spacecraft to the planet Venus launched
Feb 12 In the year 1961 uSSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records in the year 1961.
Feb 13 On this day in history soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
Feb 14 Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA in the year 1961.
Feb 14 On this day in history wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15 On this day in history australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
Feb 15 Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 16 In the year 1961 china uses it's first nuclear reactor
Feb 16 In the year 1961 first all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA
Feb 16 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched in the year 1961.
Feb 17 On this day in history nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 18 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater on this day in history.
Feb 19 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" on this day in history.