December 17, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil
  • India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
  • Niteroi Circus of Rio de Janeiro catches fire; 323 die

Deaths in History

  • Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53