On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Keren Jane Woodward, English rock vocalist (Bananarama - "Venus"), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
  • Wallingford Riegger, American cellist, composer (New Dance; Cooper Square), and educator, dies from head injuries in a dog walking accident at 75
1961 Highlights

About April 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 19 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