On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3; Billy Cannon scores game's only TD

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Wharton, British musician (Dare, Thin Lizzy), born in Failsworth, United Kingdom
  • Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic, born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Jay Wright, American basketball coach, born in Churchville, Pennsylvania
  • Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76