What Happened on April 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts

Famous Birthdays

  • Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū (voice actor), born in Nagasaki, Japan
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • (Irving Milford) "Miff" Mole, American jazz trombonist, and composer (Red Nichols and His Five Pennies - "Slippin' Around"; Sophie Tucker), dies at 63
  • Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
1961 Highlights

About April 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: Blue Moon - Marcels