On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1961

Historical Events

  • 28th NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14, 66,000 at Soldier Field
  • Spokane, Washington reaches August record 108°F

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBarack Obama

Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Lauren Tom, American actress
1961 Highlights

About August 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo