On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1961

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 58 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio