On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonnie Hunt, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Catherine Oxenberg, American actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • Dot Richardson, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Marion Davies, American actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10) and mistress of William Randolph Hearst, dies of cancer at 64
1961 Highlights

About September 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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