What Happened on June 13, 1961

Historical Events

  • Billy Barnes' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 7 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 78
1961 Highlights

About June 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Moody River - Pat Boone
  • UK #1 Song: Surrender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires