What Happened on March 1, 1961

Historical Events

  • Cellist Jacqueline du PrĂ©s debut in Wigmore Hall

Event of Interest

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
Born in 1961

About March 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Pony Time - Chubby Checker
  • UK #1 Song: Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers