What Happened on July 4, 1961

Historical Events

  • Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Richard Allen Garriott, English-American computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), dies of lung cancer at 83
1961 Highlights

About July 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • UK #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon