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
1961 History

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
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), dies after a fall at 61
  • Yme Schuitmaker, Dutch potato farmer and dramatist, dies at 84

About September 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 16 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: Reach For The Stars/Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Shirley Bassey