What Happened on December 1, 1961

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Armin Meiwes ' the Rotenburg Cannibal', German murder, brn in Essen, West Germany
  • Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • Jeremy Northam, English actor (Emma, The Crown), born in Cambridge, England
1961 Highlights

About December 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • UK #1 Song: Tower Of Strength - Frankie Vaughan