Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Feb 01 In the year 1961 a full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
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 in the year 1961.
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 In the year 1961 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 In the year 1961 sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
Feb 05 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1961 "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 In the year 1961 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 in the year 1961.
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 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 in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history 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 On this day in history wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
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 China uses it's first nuclear reactor in the year 1961.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 in the year 1961.
Feb 18 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater in the year 1961.
Feb 19 In the year 1961 albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"