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 composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
1961 Highlights

About April 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries