On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller is published by Simon and Schuster in New York
  • Adulterous couple ride a dung cart through Staphorst, Netherlands
  • Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • Stalingrad renamed Volgograd

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Yuri Milner, Russian physicist and entrepreneur, established the Breakthrough Prize, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
1961 Highlights

About November 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio