On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1961

Historical Events

  • First test flight of Saturn launch vehicle

Famous Birthdays

  • Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Person of interestUhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan Prime Minister (2013-) and son of Jomo Kenyatta, born in Nairobi, Kenya

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies at 79
  • Milan Stojadinović, Serbian-Yugoslav political figure and 12th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
1961 Highlights

About October 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio