On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Bullard, 1st African-American military pilot, flew for France in World War I as part of the French Foreign Legion, dies of stomach cancer at 66