What Happened on June 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • Expansion Washington Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • Kai Eckhardt, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese j-pop singer ("Touch"), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Tommy Scott, West Indian cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 22 wickets; Jamaica), dies at 68
1961 Highlights

About June 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 13 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