On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
  • British auto racer Sterling Moss scores his 16th 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

  • 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
1961 Highlights

About August 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • UK #1 Song: You Don't Know - Helen Shapiro