What Happened on October 25, 1961

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1988-present - "Under The Bridge"; Chickenfoot), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Franck Amsallem, French jazz pianist, arranger, composer, singer and educator, born in Oran, French Algeria
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Jensen, Danish-American engineer, entrepreneur (Magnavox), and co-inventor (moving-coil loudspeaker), dies at 75
1961 Highlights

About October 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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