What Happened on April 13, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • UN General Assembly condemns South-Africa's apartheid

Famous Birthdays

  • (Clarence) "Butch" Taylor, American rock and jazz keyboardist and composer (Dave Matthews Band, 1998-2008), born in Shawsville, Virginia
  • Tammy Stephens, American singer (Girls Next Door - "Don't Be Cruel"), born in Arlington, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist, dies at 26
1961 Highlights

About April 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 18 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