On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
  • 115th Grand National: Bobby Beasley wins aboard Nicolaus Silver, 5 lengths ahead of defending champion Merryman II; first grey winner for 90 years

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23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State, 70-65 (OT); Buckeyes' future Hall of Fame forward Jerry Lucas is MOP for 2nd straight year

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah, 127-120 in quadruple overtime

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Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
  • Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Mark Brooks, American golfer (PGA Championship 1996), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett