On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • James Benton Parsons is confirmed as 1st African American judge of a US District Court
  • Last Spanish troops leave Morocco

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Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • USSR says it will resume nuclear testing

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Coburn, American actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 84