What Happened on December 21, 1961

Historical Events

Historic Event

Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion

Meeting of Interest

US President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan meet in Bermuda


Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor (Internal Affairs), born in British Hong Kong
  • Ryuji Sasai, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Trevor Bayliss, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman) and coach (England), born in Goulburn, Australia
1961 Highlights

About December 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 16 days
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