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, Italian TV presenter and actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima), born in Torino Italy
  • James McNichol, American actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway (1899-1961)

American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel Prize for Literature - 1954), dies from suicide at 61

About July 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 4 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: Runaway - Del Shannon