On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • CDU loses West German election
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer (Lo psicologo di famiglia), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine), born in London
  • Mark Parent, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Ashland, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • Yme Schuitmaker, Dutch potato farmer/dramatist, dies
1961 Highlights

About September 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo