What Happened on May 9, 1961

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
  • Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
  • US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Newton N. Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland" during a speech before the National Association of Broadcasters
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rene Capo, Cuban half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Pinal del Rio Cuba
Born in 1961

About May 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years 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