What Happened on August 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • James Benton Parsons is 1st African American to be nominated to a US Federal District Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Stiller, American actress
  • Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California
  • John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75