What Happened on August 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 118°F (48°C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
  • Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
  • Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • Tawny Kitaen, SD California, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)

Famous Deaths

  • Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63
  • Sidney Holland, PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67