This tornado hit in the extreme SW part of Bessemer, AL and then moved through the downtown area. It then moved to the northeast through parts of Homewood and Mountain Brook. Per the Storm Data summary of the event, most of the damage was is in the first 2 miles of the path in Bessemer.
One of 3 tornadoes to moved through parts of Illinois on March 4, 1961. It was given a rating of F1. The tornado began its 51.5 mile track near Arrowsmith. A house was knocked 20 feet off its foundation.