On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS 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

  • Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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

Famous Deaths

  • Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65