On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1961

Historical Events

  • 80 die in collisions in Algiers
  • KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers

Famous Birthdays

  • Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), born in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina (d. 2021)
1961 Highlights

About July 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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