What Happened on January 31, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Ham the chimpanzee is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
  • Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
  • Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
  • NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
  • USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights

Famous Birthdays

  • Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)