On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
  • Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic gold 1980)