What Happened on April 25, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances

Belgium History

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
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • Truls Mørk, Norwegian concert cellist, born in Bergen, Norway
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Hans F Blunck, writer, dies

About April 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley