Our Senior Year

February, 1961

(Music:  "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles)

 

 

Number One Songs

 

February 1 - 12:  "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - The Shirelles

 

February 13 - 26:  "Calcutta" - Lawrence Welk

 

February 27 - 28:  "Pony Time" - Chubby Checker

 

 

Historic Events

 

1 - First full-scale test of U.S. Minuteman ICBM is successful
4 - Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
7 - Jane Fonda makes her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
10 - AFL's Los Angeles Chargers move to San Diego
10 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
11 - Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
13 - Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
15 - Entire U.S. figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
16 - First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, VA
16 - U.S. satellite Explorer 9 is launched
24 - Explorer 10 fails to reach Earth orbit
28 - President John F. Kennedy names Henry Kissinger special advisor

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

3 - Linda Eder, American singer
8 - Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)

9 - John Kruk, U.S. baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies)

10 - George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (President Clinton)

17 - Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)

20 - Steve Lundquist, U.S. Olympic swimmer (1984)

25 - Davey Allison, American race car driver

27 - James Worthy, NBA forward (Los Angeles Lakers)

 

 

Famous Deaths

 

11 - Patrice Lumumba, first premier Congo, murdered at 34

26 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor ("Problem of the Plastic"), dies at 83

26 - Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco, dies at 51

27 - Platt Adams, high jumper (1912 Olympics), dies

28 - Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64