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 DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
  • Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
1961 Highlights

About October 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio