On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Donovan, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System)
  • Kim Krizan, California, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
  • Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist
  • Magne Furuholmen, keyboardist/vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author, dies at 97
  • Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43