On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1961

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob in The Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, dies at 81
  • Max Weber, Polish-Russian-American painter, dies at 80
1961 Highlights

About October 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra