On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
  • Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The Word), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic gold 1980)
1961 Highlights

About June 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer