What Happened on October 5, 1961

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" film, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Buddy Ebsen, premieres

  • China & Nepal sign treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Don Barbour, American singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 34
1961 Highlights

About October 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Kon-Tiki - The Shadows