On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1961

Historical Events

  • Joseph Ileo appointed Premier of Congo
  • The Beatles first gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club; they would play there nearly 300 times over the next two years

Famous Birthdays

  • John Kruk, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1991–1993; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor, born in Lappajärvi, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Grigory Levenfish, Russian International chess grandmaster, dies at 70
  • Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), dies at 70
1961 Highlights

About February 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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