On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1961

Historical Events

  • American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight

Famous Birthdays

Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly, American baseball 1st baseman (6 x MLB All-Star; AL MVP 1985; 9 x Gold Glove; 3 x Silver Slugger; AL batting champion 1984; NY Yankees) and manager (LA Dodgers, Miami Marlins), born in Evansville, Indiana

  • Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), born in Emsworth, England
1961 Highlights

About April 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus