Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 01 October 2020
Feb 01 A full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 1961 british minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
Feb 01 Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies in the year 1961.
Feb 02 In the year 1961 adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 02 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam in the year 1961.
Feb 03 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on this day in history.
Feb 03 Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on this day in history.
Feb 04 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure in the year 1961.
Feb 05 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.
Feb 07 On this day in history jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
Feb 08 On this day in history william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 09 In the year 1961 grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 09 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo on this day in history.
Feb 10 In the year 1961 niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 in the year 1961.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
Feb 14 On this day in history element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA
Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.
Feb 15 Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.
Feb 16 In the year 1961 china uses it's first nuclear reactor
Feb 16 First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA on this day in history.
Feb 16 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched in the year 1961.
Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 on this day in history.
Feb 18 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater in the year 1961.
Feb 19 In the year 1961 albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"