What Happened on August 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Phillies crash, 9-2 to Chicago Cubs for 17th straight defeat; 11th straight time opposing pitcher throws complete game against Phillies

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Susan Olson, American actress (The Brady Bunch -"Cindy", born in Santa Monica, California
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Clarke Ashton Smith, American sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
  • Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies
1961 Highlights

About August 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 12 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