On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1961

Historical Events

  • Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Beecham, English conductor (co-founded and led London Philharmonic, 1932-39; Royal Philharmonic, 1946-60), dies of heart failure at 81
1961 Highlights

About March 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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