On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Ken Foreman, British musician (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • Lalchand Rajput, Indian cricketer and coach (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86), born in Bombay, India
  • Thomas Strittmatter, writer
1961 Highlights

About December 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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