On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
  • Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1961 Highlights

About July 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo