On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1961

Historical Events

  • Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

Sports History

Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

  • UN bans nuclear arms

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Reid, Australian educator

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Elsie Ferguson, American actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 78
1961 Highlights

About November 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 28 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