On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor, born in Ismailia Governorate, Egypt
  • Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys), born in Orlando, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)

Person of interestMoss Hart

Moss Hart, American dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart

1961 Highlights

About December 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius