What Happened on February 12, 1961

Historical Events

Sports History

Boston Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Philadelphia Warriors, 136-125

  • Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores his 1st test cricket century for Pakistan at 17 years of age
  • USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Harris, Canadian author, environmentalist, and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1961

About February 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Calcutta - Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires