What Happened on December 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Train accident in Italy, 70 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Smillie, British television personality

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton


Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)