What Happened on August 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
  • East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
  • US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)