What happened this day in history November 17, 1961

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

November 17, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 17, 1961 is the 321st day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 4, 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 ‘trihectaicosahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $10,697.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl 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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Who were born on November 17, 1961?

  • 1961
    Pat Toomey, American politician, junior senator of Pennsylvania
  • 1961
    Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

Who died on November 17, 1961?

  • 1961
    Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller; died on expedition to New Guinea (b. 1938)

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