On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • Founding of the World Wildlife Fund in Morges, Switzerland
  • Hurricane Carla strikes near Port O'Connor, Texas with winds of 175 mph

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Daily, American actress (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure; The Powerpuff Girls - "Buttercup"), and pop singer ("Say It, Say It"), 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? 60 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo