On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1961

Historical Events

  • Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom

Famous Birthdays

  • Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Don Wilson, American CFL football linebacker, 1987-98 (Edmonton Eskimos; Toronto Argonauts, British Columbia Lions), born in Washington, DC
  • Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Oakland, California
1961 Highlights

About July 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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