What Happened on July 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii
  • KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Sport awardGolf Major

US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCarl Lewis

Carl Lewis, American sprinter/long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

Person of interestDiana Spencer

Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England (d. 1997)

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
  • Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

Famous Deaths

  • Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line, French writer (Die Nacht), dies at 67