What Happened on October 6, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

  • 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
Born in 1961

About October 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Michael - Highwaymen