On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and convicted sex offender, born in Maisons-Laffitte, France
  • Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)
  • Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
1961 Highlights

About December 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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