On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1961

Historical Events

  • Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8, a Lockheed Constellation aircraft, crashes near Richmond, Virginia, 77 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn

Famous Birthdays

  • Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
1961 Highlights

About November 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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