On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
  • Australian tail-enders Ken Mackay (62no) and Lindsay Kline (15no) hang on for 100 minutes to earn a famous draw on the final day vs West Indies in 4th cricket Test in Adelaide
  • British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel M. Tani, American astronaut, born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania