On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1961

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

About February 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius