What Happened on March 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • Former New York Yankees general manager George Weiss becomes first President of New York Mets after MLB expansion franchise formed

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Dell'Abate 'Baba Booey', American producer (Howard Stern Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Greg Anderson, American NHRA stock car driver, born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress (The Larry Sanders Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Russell Todd, American actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), dies at 78
1961 Highlights

About March 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
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: Surrender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers