On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

Music Recording

Tony Sheridan, backed by the Beatles, records "If You Love Me Baby" (aka "Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby") in Hamburg, Germany


Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; "Shout"), 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? 60 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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