What Happened on December 31, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
  • Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
  • Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
  • Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion

Famous Birthdays

  • Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Rick Aguilera, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in San Gabriel, California