On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1961

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Belgium government of Gaston Eyskens falls over the Unitary Law

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • 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
  • Truls Mørk, Norwegian concert cellist, born in Bergen, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
1961 Highlights

About April 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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