What Happened on August 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Pete de Freitas, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64