On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1961

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36
1961 Highlights

About June 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini