On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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