On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
  • Soviet flight Sputnik 9 carries and returns from orbit a dog named Chernushka (Blackie), frogs and a guinea pig
  • Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan