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)

Moss Hart

Moss Hart, American playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), dies of a heart attack at 57


1961 Highlights

About December 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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