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

  • Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • 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? 59 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio