On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • Dave Garroway is fired as host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • Discoverer 25 launched
  • Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
  • O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
1961 Highlights

About June 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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