What Happened on April 3, 1961

Historical Events

  • Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties
  • Jacques Offenbach and Yip Harburg's musical "The Happiest Girl in the World", starring Cyril Ritchard and Justine Rule, opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 97 performances

Famous Birthdays

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

1961 Highlights

About April 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blue Moon - The Marcels
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley