What Happened on July 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

Famous Birthdays

  • Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)

Famous Deaths

  • Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, dies at 93
  • Enrique Larreta, [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer, dies at 86
  • Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, dies at 25
  • Woodall Rodgers, American politician (b. 1890)