What Happened on May 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
  • 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea

Catholic Encyclical

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  • Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Australian jazz singer, born in Wycheproof, Australia
Born in 1961

About May 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
  • UK #1 Song: On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer