On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • Beatles record "Ain't She Sweet", "Cry for a Shadow", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Why", "Nobody's Child" & "My Bonnie", in Hamburg, Germany

Baseball Record

MLB Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive games played streak

  • Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat; Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • Queen Maria of Yugoslavia [Maria of Romania], Queen consort of Yugoslavia (1922-34), dies at 61
1961 Highlights

About June 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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