What Happened on September 30, 1961

Historical Events

  • Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

Famous Birthdays

  • Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • Crystal Bernard, American actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • Eric Stoltz, American actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask), born in Whittier, California
  • Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey (Brazilian Champion jockey 1982-2006; highest tally winning rider in thoroughbred racing), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sally Yeh, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan,

Famous Deaths

  • Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Québec, dies at 72
1961 Highlights

About September 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 5 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: Kon-Tiki - The Shadows