Historical Events In 1961
Thursday, 03 December 2020
Feb 01 A full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 02 In the year 1961 adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 02 In the year 1961 prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
Feb 03 On this day in history 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
Feb 03 On this day in history anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 04 On this day in history sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
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 on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1961 archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 07 In the year 1961 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 On this day in history 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 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power in the year 1961.
Feb 11 On this day in history eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 11 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black on this day in history.
Feb 11 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem in the year 1961.
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 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 in the year 1961.
Feb 14 In the year 1961 wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever on this day in history.
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 China uses it's first nuclear reactor on this day in history.
Feb 16 First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1961 uS satellite Explorer 9 is launched
Feb 17 On this day in history nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 18 In the year 1961 henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
Feb 19 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" in the year 1961.