On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year, 1961)
  • 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)

Golf Tournament

LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs

Historic Event

Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

Baseball Record

SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes just the 9th player in MLB history to hit 4 homers in one game in the Giants 14-4 win against the Braves in Milwaukee


Famous Birthdays

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas, American NBA point guard (Detroit Pistons; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

1961 Highlights

About April 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 20 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