What Happened on August 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Former South African nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice
  • Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
  • Jared Harris, English actor
  • Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England