On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • United Kingdom limits immigration from Commonwealth countries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Amato American actor
  • Corinne Herm├Ęs [Miller], French pop singer (Si la vie est cadeau), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Person of interestFrank Bruno

Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England


Famous Deaths

  • Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
1961 Highlights

About November 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio