What Happened on August 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
  • Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • Tom Perrotta, American novelist

Famous Deaths

  • Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78