On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Pinner, England (d. 2021)
  • Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
  • John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, dies at 63
1961 Highlights

About October 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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