On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1961

Historical Events

  • Cellist Jacqueline du PrĂ©s debut in Wigmore Hall

Historic Event

US President JFK establishes the Peace Corps

Famous Birthdays

  • Davis Daniel, American 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? 60 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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