On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1961

Historical Events

  • Dutchman Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
  • George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Adal Ramones, Mexican television host

Famous Deaths

  • Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • Mary Charleson, Irish-American silent film actress (Upstairs And Down), dies at 71
  • Pat O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1920, 23), dies at 70
1961 Highlights

About December 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years
Leap Year: No

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