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

Baseball Record

Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

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? 60 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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