On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • United Kingdom limits immigration from Commonwealth countries

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Frank 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? 60 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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