What Happened on August 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • (Granville) "Stick" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Drinkin' Wine. Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), dies of lung cancer at 43
  • Willie Macfarlane, Scottish golfer (US Open 1925), dies at 72
1961 Highlights

About August 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 21 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