On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1961

Historical Events

  • 15th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1

Musical Finale

Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 607 performances and 4 Tony Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Mannix, Australian rock singer (Uncanny X-men - "How Do You Get Your Kicks?"), 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)
1961 Highlights

About October 7, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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