On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Belgium government of Gaston Eyskens falls over the Unitary Law
  • France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
  • Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
  • Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
  • Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
  • Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

  • Hans F Blunck, writer, dies