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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

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), born in London, England
1961 Highlights

About October 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra