On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1961

Historical Events

  • New pier opens in Scheveningen, the Netherlands

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

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), dies at 91
1961 Highlights

About May 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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