What Happened on October 21, 1961

Historical Events

Music History

Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitri Vassilakis, Greek jazz saxophonist, composer (Labyrinth), and educator, born in Athens, Greece
  • Mark Finch, film festival organiser
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), dies at 62

About October 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaround Sue - Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Walkin' Back To Happiness - Helen Shapiro