What Happened on August 28, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Coolidge, American actress and comedian (Legally Blonde film series; Christopher Guest films), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kim Appleby, British pop singer (Mel & Kim - "Coming to America"), born in Stoke Newington, London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Connolly, American Baseball HOF umpire (AL-record 8 x World Series), dies at 90
1961 Highlights

About August 28, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Michael - The Highwaymen
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton