On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1961

Historical Events

  • 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse

1961 Highlights

About October 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra