On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom

Famous Birthdays

  • Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
  • Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California