On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Hatch, American reality television personality (Survivor), born in Newport, Rhode Island
1961 Highlights

About April 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries