On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Karen Tanaka, Japanese classical composer (Frozen Horizon), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Pascal Olmeta, French footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jesús Guridi, Spanish composer, dies at 74
  • Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
  • Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, dies at 61
1961 Highlights

About April 7, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 26 days
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