On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Granville "Sticks" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), dies of lung cancer
  • Willie Macfarlane, Scottish golfer (US Open 1925), dies at 72
1961 Highlights

About August 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo