Historical Events on July 8, 1961

About Jul 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 4 days

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for his 1st of 4 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
  • Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final Angela Mortimer beats Christine Truman 4–6, 6–4, 7–5