What Happened on April 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • Uprising of French parachutist of General Salan and Challe in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Radulphus [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
1961 Highlights

About April 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley