What Happened on February 13, 1961

Historical Events

Music Recording

Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

  • Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Rollins [Garfield], American musician (Big Ugly Mouth; Talking From the Box), monologuist, and actor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Les Warner, British musician and producer (The Cult - "Fire Woman"), born in Fulham, United Kingdom
1961 Highlights

About February 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 18 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