What Happened on November 22, 1961

Historical Events

Sports History

Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, selected as NL MVP

Film & TV History

Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

NBA Record

St. Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws


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Famous Birthdays

  • John Schnatter, American businessman (founder of Papa John's Pizza), born in Jeffersonville, Indiana [or November 23]
  • Mariel Hemingway, American actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars), born in Ketchum, Idaho
  • Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • Stephen Hough, British concert pianist, born in Heswall, Merseyside, England
1961 Highlights

About November 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • UK #1 Song: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister - Elvis Presley