What Happened on June 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • Discoverer 25 launched
  • Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
  • O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies