Historical Events In 1961
Sunday, 25 September 2022
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 In the year 1961 mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies
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 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 in the year 1961.
Feb 05 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 06 On this day in history "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
Feb 06 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1961.
Feb 07 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads" in the year 1961.
Feb 08 On this day in history william Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
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 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power on this day in history.
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 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem on this day in history.
Feb 12 On this day in history first spacecraft to the planet Venus launched
Feb 12 USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus in the year 1961.
Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1961 soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
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 on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
Feb 15 In the year 1961 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 On this day in history china uses it's first nuclear reactor
Feb 16 On this day in history 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 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 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" on this day in history.