Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
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 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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1961.
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 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1961.
Feb 09 On this day in history grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 09 In the year 1961 joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
Feb 10 In the year 1961 niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Feb 11 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black on this day in history.
Feb 11 On this day in history trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
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 On this day in history frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records
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 on this day in history.
Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78 in the year 1961.
Feb 15 In the year 1961 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 Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.
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 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched in the year 1961.
Feb 17 In the year 1961 nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 18 On this day in history henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
Feb 19 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" on this day in history.