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? 61 years, 9 months and 23 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