November 9, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon" premieres in NYC
  • The X-15 rocket plane achieved a world record speed of 4,093 mph (Mach 6.04) and reached 101,600 feet (30,970 m or over 19 miles) altitude
  • USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m