What Happened on June 30, 1961

Historical Events

  • Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
  • NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Karolyn Kirby, American beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87

About June 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Quarter To Three - U.S. Bonds
  • UK #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon