What Happened on August 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
  • New SF Hall of Justice opens
  • Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • Bart Conner, American parallel bars gymnist (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
  • Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
  • Imad Khamis, Syrian politician and 67th Prime Minister of Syria (2016-present), born in Saqba, Syria
  • Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)