On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
  • Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Okoye, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, Father of Modern Urdu, dies at 91