What Happened on October 7, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances
  • 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • Matthew Roloff, American reality star
  • Thomas "Tom" Perez, American Chair of the Democratic National Committee, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)