On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), 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, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31), dies
1961 Highlights

About May 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus