What Happened on July 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

  • Spain accepts equal rights for men & women

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • Jean-Christophe GrangĂ©, French writer and screenwriter
  • Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • John E. Brownlee, Canadian politician (b. 1884)