What Happened on December 28, 1961

Historical Events

  • 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)

Event of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Nielsen, Danish football player & coach, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89

About December 28, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  • UK #1 Song: Moon River - Danny Williams