What Happened on November 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • United Kingdom limits immigration from Commonwealth countries

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Amato, American actor (The Internship), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Chris Pitman, session and touring rock musician (Zaum; Tool; Guns 'N" Roses; Sextapes), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Corinne Herm├Ęs [Miller], French pop singer ("Si la vie est cadeau"), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno (61 years old)

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


Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Rayburn, American politician (US Representative (D) from Texas, 1913-61; Speaker of the House for 17 years), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79

About November 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 14 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