On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1961

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
  • FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
  • Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings

Famous Birthdays

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

About May 9, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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