On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
  • Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
  • US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRobert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland


1961 Highlights

About April 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries