What Happened on March 13, 1961

Historical Events

  • Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes President of US Communist Party

Boxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of Interest

JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress

  • Landslide in USSR, kills 145
  • Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
Born in 1961

Famous Weddings

Pablo Picasso

Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (79) weds his French model Jacqueline Rocque (37), until his death

About March 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Surrender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers