What Happened on September 28, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV

Television Debut

"Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

  • "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, premieres on NBC-TV
  • Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
  • USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
  • Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne White, American tennis player (famously wares spandex Wimbledon 1985), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Ed Vosberg, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Michael-James Wixted, American actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Yordanka Donkova, Bulgarian 100m hurdler (world record)

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Shepley, British actor (Squibs, Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
1961 Highlights

About September 28, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton