On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1961

Historical Events

  • 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
  • American Basketball League starts play
  • Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of United Nations
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Håkan Hardenberger, Swedish classical trumpet soloist, and conductor, born in Malmö, Sweden
1961 Highlights

About October 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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