What Happened on September 20, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

African-American student James Meredith is refused enrolment to the segregated University of Mississippi

Baseball Record

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

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Erwin Koeman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Born in 1961

About September 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • UK #1 Song: Reach For The Stars/Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Shirley Bassey