What Happened on October 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR

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