On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1961

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57

Famous Birthdays

  • Keti Garbi, Greek pop singer (To Kati), born in Athens, Greece
  • Kevin Gross, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California

Famous Weddings

  • English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
1961 Highlights

About June 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini