On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1961

Historical Events

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

18th Golden Globes: "Spartacus", Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win

Actor Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Actress Greer Garson
Greer Garson
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode

Famous Birthdays

  • Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)
1961 Highlights

About March 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces