What Happened on August 11, 1961

Historical Events

Sports History

Milwaukee Braves future Baseball HOF pitcher Warren Spahn records career victory #300; beats Cubs, 2-1 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California

Famous Deaths

  • Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
1961 Highlights

About August 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 23 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