January 31, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

  • Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, born in Banjul, Gambia