On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore and California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRicky Gervais

Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais

Famous Deaths

  • John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, dies at 74
  • Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, US politician, 1st US elected women governor, Governor of Texas (1925-27, 1933-35), dies at 86