On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
1961 Highlights

About June 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer