What happened this day in history May 31, 1961

What are the important events that happened on May 31, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 31, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 31, 1961 is the 151st day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 18, 1961 – a Wednesday. 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 ‘hectapentacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $9,838.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini 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 31, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
  • 1961
    The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.

Who were born on May 31, 1961?

  • 1961
    Justin Madden, Australian politician and footballer
  • 1961
    Lea Thompson, American actress
  • 1961
    Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on May 31, 1961?

  • 1961
    Walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)

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