What Happened on May 19, 1961

Historical Events

  • New pier opens in Scheveningen, the Netherlands
  • Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev makes his Paris stage debut with the Kirov Ballet

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • Lisa Rathgber Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade), born in Hillsboro Illinois
  • Ronan Hardiman, Irish composer (Michael Flatley soundtracks), born in Dublin, Ireland
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), dies at 91

About May 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
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: You're Driving Me Crazy - Temperance Seven