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
  • Catherine Oxenberg, American princess/actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Dr. Liam Fox, British Conservative politician
  • Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
1961 Highlights

About September 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo