On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama

Sports History

Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix

Auto Racer Stirling Moss
Auto Racer
Stirling Moss

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Vigneault, Canadian NHL ice hockey coach, since 1997 (New York Rangers, 2013-18; Philadelphia Flyers, 2019-present; and two other teams), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Tim Roth, British actor (Reservoir Dogs; Vincent & Theo; The Hateful Eight), born in Dulwich, London, England
  • Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
1961 Highlights

About May 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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