On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin

Historic Event

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

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? 60 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo