What Happened on February 2, 1961

Historical Events

  • Dutch Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
  • Lauren Lane, American actress (C. C. Babcock-The Nanny), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Max Vadukul, Indian-British photographer (The New Yorker; Rolling Stone; Vogue), born in Nairobi, Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
1961 Highlights

About February 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
  • UK #1 Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires