On This Day

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, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Matthew Roloff, American reality star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 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)