What Happened on October 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)

Famous Deaths

  • Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
  • Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)