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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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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Philip Leacock

Starring: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Gold of the Seven Saints

Gold of the Seven Saints

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Country: United States of America

The Canadians

The Canadians

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

Reptilicus

Reptilicus

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Sidney W. Pink

Starring: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1961?
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Taken At The Flood by John Gunther

Taken At The Flood

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Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

The Queen'S Necklace by Frances Mossiker

The Queen'S Necklace

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PP xvi + 619 with 26 b&w photos. "The best and the most definitive work yet to appear in any language on the scandal associated with the celebrated diamond necklace sold

The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger

The Politics Of Upheaval

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The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D.

Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Mistress Of Mellyn

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Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?

In A Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor

In A Summer Season

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'"You taste of rain," he said, kissing her. "People say I married her for her money," he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her