On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1961

Historical Events

Film Premier

"The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

Agreement of Interest

The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein


Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Zimmerman, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl XXXII), born in Fullerton, California
  • Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, born in Chichester, England
  • Irene Sáez, Venezuelan beauty queen crowned Miss Universe 1981 and politician, born in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

Grandma Moses

Anna Mary "Grandma" Moses, American painter, dies at 101

1961 Highlights

About December 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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