On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1961

Soccer Star Dodges TV Trap

Historical Events

  • "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lester, American racing driver, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23), born in Ryasne, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, dies at 77
1961 Highlights

About February 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius