What Happened on November 30, 1961

Historical Events

  • Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year

Event of Interest

U Thant of Burma becomes the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Tony Armatrading, British stage and screen actor (Colour Blind; Notting Hill), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, dies at 80

About November 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 1 day
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