What Happened on October 31, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
  • Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

Famous Birthdays

  • Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Kate Campbell, American musician
  • Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Toronto, Ontario