On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Max Frisch's "Andorra" premieres in Zurich

Famous Birthdays

  • (Kathryn Dawn) "k.d." lang, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer-songwriter (Constant Craving), born in Consort, Alberta
  • Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • Kōki Idoki, Japanese golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2013), born in Ibaraki, Osaka

Famous Deaths

  • James Thurber, American humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
1961 Highlights

About November 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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