What Happened on June 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball infielder (5 × MLB All-Star; Gold Glove Award 1989, 90; NL batting champion 1993 Colorado Rockies, Montreal Expos), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36

About June 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
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: Quarter To Three - U.S. Bonds
  • UK #1 Song: Surrender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires