On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Calvin Johnson, American guitarist and singer (Beat Happening; The Halo Benders; Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist (Stjärnor utan svindel)
  • Nicky Grist, Welsh auto racer and broadcaster (World Rally C'ship 1993), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author, dies at 97
  • Joan McCracken, American stage and screen actress, dancer and comedienne (Oklahoma!; Claudia: Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
1961 Highlights

About November 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio