On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1961

Historical Events

Historic Event

US vice-president Lyndon B. Johnson visits West Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
1961 Highlights

About August 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 3 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