What Happened on February 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "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

Famous Deaths

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