What Happened on August 22, 1961

Historical Events

Baseball Record

New York Yankee Roger Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbi Peterson, American rock drummer (Bangles - "Manic Monday"; "Walk Like An Egyptian", born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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? 61 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell
  • UK #1 Song: You Don't Know - Helen Shapiro