What Happened on March 10, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • Jesse Sapolu, Samoan NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Apia, Samoa
  • Laurel Clark, American naval officer and NASA astronaut (died in Columbia space shuttle disaster), born in Ames, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Pam Oliver, American sportscaster, born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, dies of a heart attack at 40
1961 Highlights

About March 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 27 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