What Happened on September 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
  • James Meredith refused enrollment to the segregated University of Mississippi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality