On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1961

Final Hours of Ernest Hemingway

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season

Famous Birthdays

  • Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
  • James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
  • Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

Famous Deaths

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate (The Old Man and the Sea), dies from suicide at 61

1961 Highlights

About July 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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