On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
  • Kuwait declares independence from UK

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
1961 Highlights

About June 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini