What Happened on August 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
  • British racing driver Sterling Moss scores his 15th and final Formula 1 victory in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • Gherman S. Titov is the 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Carol Norman, Ardmore Oklahoma, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
  • Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star

Famous Deaths

  • Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87