On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1961

Historical Events

  • Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo
  • St Louis Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada
  • The Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club

Famous Birthdays

  • Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
  • Pete de Freitas, English rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), dies at 64
1961 Highlights

About August 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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