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

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? 58 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra