What Happened on February 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • NASA Explorer S-45 mission; ionosphere beacon satellite fails to reach Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist, singer, and mandolin player (The Pilgrims - "Angels Falling"), born in Netherlands
1961 Highlights

About February 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Pony Time - Chubby Checker
  • UK #1 Song: Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers