On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Robinson, American baseball pitcher, 1987-92 (Detroit Tigers; Baltimore Orioles; and 2 other teams), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
1961 Highlights

About December 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  • UK #1 Song: Tower Of Strength - Frankie Vaughan