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 Interest

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

  • Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1961 History

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
Born in 1961

About November 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • UK #1 Song: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister - Elvis Presley