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)
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
  • John Fernström, Swedish violinist, conductor (Nordic Youth Orchestra), and composer (Concertino for Flute, Women's Choir and Chamber Orchestra), dies at 63
1961 Highlights

About October 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaround Sue - Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Walkin' Back To Happiness - Helen Shapiro