August 9, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • James Benton Parsons is 1st African American to be nominated to a US Federal District Court

Birthdays in History

  • John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland

Deaths in History

  • Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75