On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1961

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fastow, US convicted criminal and businessman (former CFO of Enron), born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
1961 Highlights

About December 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  • UK #1 Song: Moon River - Danny Williams