On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Article: Final Hours of Ernest Hemingway

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

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

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

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