What Happened on October 24, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
  • Susan Kilrain [Still], USN commander and astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
1961 Highlights

About October 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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