What Happened on September 13, 1961

Historical Events

  • Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo
  • Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Mustaine, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Metallica, 1981-83; Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Peter Roskam, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
Born in 1961

About September 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 19 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