What Happened on February 26, 1961

Historical Events

  • 3rd Daytona 500: Marvin Panch wins in a 1960 Pontiac owned by Smokey Yunick when race leader Fireball Roberts' car suffered a blown engine with 13 laps remaining

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • Mohammed V, Sultan of Morrocco 1925-57), King of Morocco (1957-61), dies at 51
1961 Highlights

About February 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 3 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