On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
  • For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
  • India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
  • KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymn)
  • Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • Thomas Strittmatter, writer
1961 Highlights

About December 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius