What Happened on December 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Johnson, Falmouth, Jamaica, Canadian 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988-disqualified)
  • Bill English, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2016-), born in Lumsden
  • Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53