What Happened on December 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
  • Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
  • South Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • Mikey Robins, Australian comedian

Famous Deaths

  • William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78