What happened this day in history August 11, 1961

What are the important events that happened on August 11, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 11, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 11, 1961 is the 223rd day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 29, 1961 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $1,014.95. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 11, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Who were born on August 11, 1961?

  • 1961
    Craig Ehlo, American basketball player
  • 1961
    David Brooks, American journalist and author

Who died on August 11, 1961?

  • 1961
    Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer, actor and director (b. 1910)

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