On This Day

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

Historic Event

JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)

1961 Highlights

About March 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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