Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 1961 mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies
Feb 02 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1961.
Feb 02 On this day in history prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
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 in the year 1961.
Feb 04 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 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 William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 09 In the year 1961 grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 09 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo in the year 1961.
Feb 10 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power in the year 1961.
Feb 11 In the year 1961 eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 11 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1961 frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records
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 In the year 1961 wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15 In the year 1961 australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
Feb 15 On this day in history entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
Feb 15 On this day in history 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 On this day in history first all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA
Feb 16 On this day in history uS satellite Explorer 9 is launched
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.