On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1961

Historical Events

  • French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

Baseball Record

Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Lawrence, Jamaican 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Jamaica
  • Chris Mars, American drummer (The Replacements, 1979-90), and painter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Joan Chen [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • Nancy Scranton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1991), born in Centralia, Illinois
1961 Highlights

About April 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 2 months
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