What Happened on September 12, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star, born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • Kadim Al Sahir, Iraqi singer-songwriter (Ana Wa Laila - Me and Laila), born in Mosul, Iraq
  • Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune) and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Hermann, German physicist, dies at 63

About September 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton