On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Bestwick, American Nascar broadcaster, born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Sumner Welles, American diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
1961 Highlights

About September 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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