What Happened on February 3, 1961

Historical Events

  • 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • Keith Gordon, American actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • Linda Eder, American pop and musical theater singer, born in Tucson, Arizona
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Anna May Wong [Wong Liu-tsong], Chinese-American actress, 1st Asian-American movie star (Shanghai Express; Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), and 1st Asian-American on US currency (American Women series quarter, 2022), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
1961 Highlights

About February 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 26 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