On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1961

Historical Events

  • Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
  • WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63
  • Wally Brown, American actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57
1961 Highlights

About November 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 25 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