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
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Håkan Hardenberger, Swedish classical trumpet soloist, and conductor, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Igor Butman, Russian-American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader born in Lenningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Joanna Scanlan, English actress (After Love), born in West Kirby, England
Born in 1961

About October 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 5 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