What Happened on April 10, 1961

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

25th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: South African Gary Player beats defending champion Arnold Palmer and amateur Charles Coe by 1 stroke to become first international champion; Monday finish because of rain

Event of Interest

Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea

  • Washington Senators play first game in franchise history with President John F. Kennedy in attendance; lose a 4-3 decision to the Chicago White Sox
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), born in California (d. 1991)
  • Olivia Brown, American actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice), born in Frankfurt, Germany
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Irene Warfield, American silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at about 65 [exact birthdate unconfirmed]

About April 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blue Moon - The Marcels
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley