On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1961

Historical Events

  • AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
  • Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power

Music Premiere

Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra premieres under direction of Eugene Ormandy; wins 1961 Pulitzer Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • David Ward, British cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman), born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • Eva Pfaff, German tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1982 runner-up), born in K√∂nigstein im Taunus, Germany
  • George Stephanopoulos, American journalist, political commentator, and political advisor (Clinton), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
1961 Highlights

About February 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius