What Happened on August 7, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)
  • Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1980)