What Happened on September 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Will Self, English author

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