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
1961 Highlights

About April 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries