What Happened on November 6, 1961

Historical Events

  • US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • Daniele Gatti, Italian conductor, born in Milan, Italy
  • Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator, born in Japan
Born in 1961
1961 Highlights

About November 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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