On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ned Jarrett wins
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Cornelia Oschkenat, German hurdler, born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany
  • Joel Otto, American NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Elk River, Minnesota
  • Randy Jackson, American singer and musician, ninth Jackson brother (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
1961 Highlights

About October 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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