What Happened on October 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
  • US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police
  • Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
  • World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jean Sagal, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • Liz Sagal, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)