On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Philip Ardagh, English children's books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • Virginia Madsen, American actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
1961 Highlights

About September 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo