On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Taylor, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Monticello, Florida
  • Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Marc Levy, French novelist
  • Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
1961 Highlights

About October 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra