On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1961

Historical Events

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

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
1961 Highlights

About May 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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