On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star
  • 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, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California