What Happened on December 8, 1961

Historical Events

  • Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
  • Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)

NBA Record

Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 78 points in 151-147 3OT defeat to LA Lakers at Philadelphia Civic Center; 2nd highest game total in the NBA history

  • South Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • Mikey Robins, Australian comedian

Famous Deaths

  • William Beatton Moonie, Scottish composer (The Weird of Colbar; Echoes of Perthshire), dies at 71
1961 Highlights

About December 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
  • UK #1 Song: Tower Of Strength - Frankie Vaughan