On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia
  • Doc Rivers, American NBA guard, 1983-96 (Atlanta Hawks and 3 other teams), and head coach, 1999-present (Orlando Magic (NBA Coach of the Year, 2000); Boston Celtics; LA Clippers; Philadelphia 76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), dies at 66
1961 Highlights

About October 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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