On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer (Speak), born in Potsdam, New York
1961 Highlights

About October 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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