On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

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