What Happened on May 12, 1961

Historical Events

  • Russian Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Duffy, British rock musician (The Cult), born in Manchester, England
  • Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lar Park Lincoln, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Thomas Dooley, American soccer midfielder (81 caps; FC Homburg, 1. FC Kaiserslautern), born in Bechhofen, Germany
Born in 1961
1961 Highlights

About May 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer