On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1961

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

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

  • 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

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? 58 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra