On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Deaths

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