On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1961

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
1961 Highlights

About October 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra