On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes the 4th player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
1961 Highlights

About June 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer