Historical Events In 1961
Monday, 03 August 2020
Feb 01 On this day in history a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
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 on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history 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 Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on this day in history.
Feb 04 On this day in history sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
Feb 05 In the year 1961 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 06 "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC on this day in history.
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" on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1961 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 on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 1961 albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"