What Happened on March 30, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)

  • The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Philibert Melotte, British astronomer (discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae), dies at 81

About March 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 6 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