What Happened in Oct 1961

  • Roger Maris Hits His Sixty-First Home Run

    On October 1, 1961, Roger Maris slammed home run number sixty-one into the stands. In the last game of the regular season, Maris broke the... Read more

  • 1961 World Series

    The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees (109–53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93–61), with the Yankees winning in five games to earn... Read more

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's Is Released

    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam,... Read more

  • "Splendor In The Grass" Is Released

    Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. Written by William Inge, who appears... Read more

  • West Side Story (film) released

    West Side Story is a 1961 American film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name,... Read more

  • Wynton Marsalis is born

    Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. He is among the most prominent jazz musicians of the modern... Read more

  • Larry Mullen Jr. born

    Mullen, the middle child and only son of Larry and Maureen Mullen, was born 31 October 1961, and raised in Artane, on the north side of Dublin,... Read more