On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
  • Entire US figure skating team is killed in an air crash outside Brussels airport in Belgium whilst flying to World Championships in Prague from NYC; 72 passengers, including 34 American skaters, coaches, officials, and other members of extended team are lost

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 59
  • Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), dies at 49
1961 Highlights

About February 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius