What Happened on September 2, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Wong [Chau-sang], Hong Kong actor (The Untold Story), born in Hong Kong
  • Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, dies at 54
1961 Highlights

About September 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Michael - The Highwaymen
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton