On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

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