What happened this day in history May 16, 1961

What are the important events that happened on May 16, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 16, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 16, 1961 is the 136th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 3, 1961 – a Tuesday. 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 ‘hectatriacontahexagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,084.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire 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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May 16, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.

Who were born on May 16, 1961?

  • 1961
    Charles Wright, American professional wrestler
  • 1961
    Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor

Who died on May 16, 1961?

  • 1961
    George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)

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