What happened this day in history February 3, 1961

What are the important events that happened on February 3, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 3, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 3, 1961 is the 34th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 21, 1961 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘triacontatetragon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $11,015.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 3, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
  • 1961
    The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a “Doomsday Plane” is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States’ bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC’s command post.

Who were born on February 3, 1961?

  • 1961
    Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • 1961
    Keith Gordon, American actor
  • 1961
    Linda Eder, American singer

Who died on February 3, 1961?

  • 1961
    Anna May Wong, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1961
    Viscount Dunrossil, Australian governor-general (b. 1893)

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