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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1961.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1961?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1961 First full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful.
  • 02 Feb 1961 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
  • 03 Feb 1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4 (44.2cm))
  • 04 Feb 1961 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
  • 05 Feb 1961 February 9 ampndash In Congo, President Joseph Kasavubu names Joseph Ileo as the new Prime Minister.
  • 06 Feb 1961 Jail, No Bail Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 07 Feb 1961 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama A String of Beads
  • 09 Feb 1961 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo.
  • 10 Feb 1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power.
  • 11 Feb 1961 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
  • 12 Feb 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 13 Feb 1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
  • 14 Feb 1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational.
  • 15 Feb 1961 Entire US figure skating team of 18 dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash.
  • 16 Feb 1961 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched.
  • 18 Feb 1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
  • 19 Feb 1961 Henk van der Grift (Netherlands) becomes world champion all-around skater.
  • 21 Feb 1961 Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km.
  • 24 Feb 1961 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • 25 Feb 1961 Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 metre at release to record 14,100.
  • 26 Feb 1961 Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 27 Feb 1961 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 28 Feb 1961 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

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Music charts

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Movies

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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1961?
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A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene

A Burnt-Out Case

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Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

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“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

Vanity Fair by Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee

Vanity Fair

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index 325-327. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for