What Happened on February 4, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

"Angolan War of Independence" begins

  • Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Savard, Canadian NHL centre (Chicago Blackhawks) named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history, born in Pointe Gatineau, Canada
  • Stewart O'Nan, American author (Snow Angels, The Names of the Dead), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Piet[er] L. Kramer, Influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 79

About February 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 17 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