On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.

Famous Birthdays

  • Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • Jeremy Northam, English actor (Emma, The Crown), born in Cambridge, England