What Happened on March 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington, D.C. residents to vote in presidential elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason in Pretoria

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • Mike Kingery, St James MN, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)