On This Day

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 (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 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 bassist (Madness), born in Islington, London
1961 Highlights

About August 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo