What Happened on October 30, 1961

Historical Events

Historic Event

Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square as part of de-Stalinization efforts

  • Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated

Famous Birthdays

Dmitry MuratovDmitry Muratov (61 years old)

Russian journalist (Novaya Gazeta, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Kuibyshev, Russia, Soviet Union

  • Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Scott Garrelts, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Urbana, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
1961 Highlights

About October 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 8 days
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