On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys - "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way"), born in Haddington, Scotland
  • Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, born in Newcastle, NSW (d. 2017)
  • Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef (This Morning), born in Folkestone, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

  • J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), dies at 70
1961 Highlights

About May 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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