What Happened on July 19, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st in-flight movie shown on TWA

Famous Birthdays

  • BenoĆ®t Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium
  • Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director, born in Okayama, Japan
  • Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
1961 Highlights

About July 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • UK #1 Song: Temptation - Everly Brothers