On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st movie to become a TV series, "How to Marry a Millionaire" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamb; Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • Kenneth "Chi" McBride, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois
  • William C. McCool, American US Navy Lt Cmdr, and astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy House, American actor (Imitation of Life; Bedlam; The Egg and I), dies at 71
  • Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), dies at 65
1961 Highlights

About September 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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