On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • Kenneth "Chi" McBride, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois
  • William C McCool, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Billy House, American actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
  • Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
1961 Highlights

About September 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra