On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1961

Historical Events

  • "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher

Famous Birthdays

  • Will Self, English author, born in Westminster, London

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Erwin Wilson, American engineer (President and CEO of General Motors) and politician (United States Secretary of Defense 1953-57), dies at 71
  • Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
  • Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
1961 Highlights

About September 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra