On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1961

Historical Events

  • Algiers putsch by French generals
  • Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical comedy "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 216 performances

Music History

Singer Judy Garland appears in concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC; event is recorded for a double live album, wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year (the first such win by a female artist)


Famous Birthdays

  • George Lopez, Mexican-American actor and comedian, born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles
  • Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2001)
1961 Highlights

About April 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 2 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