On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

  • US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
  • USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Weddings

  • Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer