Historical Events In 1961
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam in the year 1961.
Feb 03 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on this day in history.
Feb 03 On this day in history anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 04 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure in the year 1961.
Feb 05 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
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 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads" on this day in history.
Feb 08 In the year 1961 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 On this day in history joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
Feb 10 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power in the year 1961.
Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82 in the year 1961.
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 in the year 1961.
Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1961 soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
Feb 14 On this day in history element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA
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 Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash on this day in history.
Feb 15 Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59 in the year 1961.
Feb 16 In the year 1961 china uses it's first nuclear reactor
Feb 16 First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA in the year 1961.
Feb 16 In the year 1961 uS satellite Explorer 9 is launched
Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63 in the year 1961.
Feb 18 In the year 1961 henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
Feb 19 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism" on this day in history.