On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Gandolfini

James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)


Famous Deaths

  • Dag Hammarskj√∂ld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
1961 Highlights

About September 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo