What Happened on May 16, 1961

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck win

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
  • Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • Nina Arvesen, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless), born in White Plains, New York
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • George A. Malcolm, American jurist (17th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and educator, dies at 79
1961 Highlights

About May 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 20 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