What Happened on March 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington, D.C. residents to vote in presidential elections

Event of Interest

After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason in Pretoria

Appointment of Interest

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith is appointed US Ambassador to India

  • KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York
  • Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989; 12 Hours of Sebring 1991), born in London, England
Born in 1961

About March 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blue Moon - The Marcels
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley