On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
  • Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jimmy Somerville, rocker (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