On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1961

Historical Events

  • Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs for 1415 performances, winning 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 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 City
  • Melanie Wilson, American actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Upton Sinclair

American "The Jungle" author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis (79-ish)

  • American"The Vampire Chronicles" author Anne O'Brien (20) weds American poet and painter Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Harriet Shaw Weaver, British political activist, and magazine editor (The Egoist), dies at 85
  • Paul Ramadier, French lawyer and politician (Prime Minister, 1947), dies at 73
1961 Highlights

About October 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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