What Happened on May 3, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • David Vitter, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1999-2005), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Joe Murray, American cartoonist (Rocko's Modern Life), born in San Jose, California
  • Steve McClaren, English football manager, born in Fulford, York, England

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
1961 Highlights

About May 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: Blue Moon - Marcels