What Happened on December 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
  • The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
  • Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Grandma Moses [Anna M], US painter, dies at 101

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses