On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87
1961 Highlights

About June 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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