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
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Guthrie McClintic, American Broadway producer and director (Winterset), dies at 68

About October 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • UK #1 Song: Walkin' Back To Happiness - Helen Shapiro