On This Day

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

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
1961 Highlights

About September 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo