What Happened on September 8, 1961

Historical Events

  • Nashville-based guitar wizard Hank Garland sustains career-ending injuries in a single vehicle accident near Springfield, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
Born in 1961
1961 Highlights

About September 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Michael - The Highwaymen
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton