On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1961

Historical Events

  • Cellist Jacqueline du PrĂ©s debut in Wigmore Hall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President JFK establishes the Peace Corps

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Davis Daniel, country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mike Rozier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1983, Nebraska; Pro Bowl 1987, 88, Houston Oilers), born in Camden, New Jersey
1961 Highlights

About March 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces