On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1961

Historical Events

Historic Event

JFK announces US goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of decade

Historic Event

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m


Famous Birthdays

  • Hiro Saito, Japanese professional wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary), born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

Famous Weddings

  • King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).
1961 Highlights

About May 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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