September 17, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto California, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)

Deaths in History

  • Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62