What Happened on December 9, 1961

Historical Events

  • "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania - with Ukuru (Freedom) Torch lit on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Joe Lando, American actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1961

About December 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 21 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