On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1961

Historical Events

  • Dirk Stikker chosen as secretary general of NATO
  • French army revolts in Algeria
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m

Famous Deaths

  • James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), dies at 57
1961 Highlights

About April 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus