On This Day

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, producer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)

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? 60 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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