On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence "Bud" Pinkston, American diver (Olympic gold 10m platform, silver 3m springboard 1920), dies at 61
1961 Highlights

About November 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio