What Happened on August 18, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Woodruff, American television journalist, born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89
  • Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78
1961 Highlights

About August 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 23 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