On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Amr Diab, Egyptian singer (Leily Nehary), born in Port Said, Egypt
  • Neil Buchanan, English television presenter (Finders Keepers), born in Aintree, Liverpool, England
  • Steve Young, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
1961 Highlights

About October 11, 1961

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra