On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer, born in Mosul, Iraq
  • Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Hermann, German physicist, dies at 63