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 NBC's "Today Show"

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Dixon, English footballer, 1979-97, and manager, born in Luton, England
  • Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Medford, Massachusetts
Born in 1961

About July 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • UK #1 Song: Temptation - Everly Brothers