What Happened on October 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12th Formula One WDC: Phil Hill wins by one point

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist