On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
  • "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • 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, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Michael-James Wixted, actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 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? 59 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra