What Happened on August 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • Former South African nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice
  • Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (The Shamen - "Ebeneezer Goode"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka (8 times Belgian Sportswoman of the Year), born in Beringen, Belgium
  • Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London
Born in 1961

About August 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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