What Happened on August 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta


Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India