On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
  • Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Television Premiere

Variety TV show "The Bob Newhart Show" premieres on NBC in the US


Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner, born in Copenhagen
  • Jodi Benson, American voice actress (Ariel-The Little Mermaid), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
1961 Highlights

About October 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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