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

Ray Nitschke

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

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? 60 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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