October 17, 1961: Day of the Week
October 17, 1961 was the 290th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
A person born on this day will be 60 years old today. If that same person saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $20,311.00 today.
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Here’s the October 1961 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1961 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Ox is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
October 17, 1961 Historical Event(s)
- 1961Scores of Algerian protesters (some claim up to 400) are massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.
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