What Happened on August 10, 1961

Historical Events

  • UK applies for membership of the European Common Market

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Jon Farriss, Australian rock drummer (INXS - "The Devil Inside"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
1961 Highlights

About August 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • UK #1 Song: You Don't Know - Helen Shapiro