Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Feb 01 On this day in history a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
Feb 01 British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive in the year 1961.
Feb 01 Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies in the year 1961.
Feb 02 On this day in history adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 02 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam on this day in history.
Feb 03 On this day in history 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 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 06 "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC in the year 1961.
Feb 06 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
Feb 07 In the year 1961 jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
Feb 08 William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81 in the year 1961.
Feb 09 Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70 on this day in history.
Feb 09 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo in the year 1961.
Feb 10 On this day in history niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Feb 11 In the year 1961 robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
Feb 11 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem in the year 1961.
Feb 12 First spacecraft to the planet Venus launched in the year 1961.
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 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus on this day in history.
Feb 14 Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA on this day in history.
Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 in the year 1961.
Feb 15 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever in the year 1961.
Feb 15 On this day in history entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
Feb 15 In the year 1961 jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 16 China uses it's first nuclear reactor in the year 1961.
Feb 16 First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA in the year 1961.
Feb 16 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched on this day in history.
Feb 17 In the year 1961 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" in the year 1961.