On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Debbie Linden, Scottish actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Lowell Liebermann, American classical pianist and composer (Gargoyles), born in New York City
  • Mike Morris, American NFL center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Centerville, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
  • Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), dies at 71
1961 Highlights

About February 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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