On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: Jerry Barber captains US to 14½-9½ win

Famous Birthdays

  • Isaac Mizrahi, American fashion designer and TV presenter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Melanie Wilson, American actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Author Anne Rice
Anne Rice

LoveWedding of Interest

Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

  • Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

Famous Deaths

  • Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
1961 Highlights

About October 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra