On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Bob Gilmore, Irish keyboard player (Trio Scordatura), educator, and musicologist (Harry Partch: A Biography), born in Larne, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • Tom Araya, Chilean-American heavy metal bass guitarist and lead singer (Slayer), born in ViƱa del Mar, Chile

Famous Deaths

Carl Jung

Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), dies at 85

1961 Highlights

About June 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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