On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1961

Historical Events

  • Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

Famous Birthdays

  • Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Kimberly Foster, American actress (It Takes Two), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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 bassist (Bill Evans Trio), dies in a car accident at 25
  • Woodall Rodgers, American politician (b. 1890)
1961 Highlights

About July 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer