On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr.protests for black voting rights in Miami, Florida

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Okoye, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, Father of Modern Urdu, dies at 91
1961 Highlights

About August 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo