On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1961

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry McGuigan, Irish boxer, born in Clones, Ireland
  • Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
1961 Highlights

About February 28, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces