On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1961

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
1961 Highlights

About October 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra