On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears - "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
1961 Highlights

About August 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo