What Happened on September 28, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV
  • "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
  • "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
  • USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
  • Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
  • Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Michael-James Wixted, actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100 m hurdler (world record)

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54