What happened this day in history June 17, 1961

What are the important events that happened on June 17, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 17, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 17, 1961 is the 168th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 4, 1961 – a Saturday. 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 ‘hectahexacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $19,725.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone 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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June 17, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded by the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Who were born on June 17, 1961?

  • 1961
    Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese seiyū, actor and tarento

Who died on June 17, 1961?

  • 1961
    Jeff Chandler, American actor (b. 1918)

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