On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" created by Carl Reiner starring Dick van Dyke premieres on CBS-TV

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie Jaymes, British rock keyboardist (Modern Romance), born in London
1961 Highlights

About October 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra