On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Potter, American tennis player (6 WTA singles titles, 19 doubles), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Robert Torti, American actor
  • Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
1961 Highlights

About October 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra