On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • Following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion CIA Director Allen Dulles resigns and is replaced by John McCone
  • Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
  • John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
  • Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese heavy metal bass guitarist (Loudness), born in Osaka, Japan
1961 Highlights

About November 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius