What Happened on September 19, 1961

Historical Events

  • Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (The Fugitive)
  • Maurice Delage, French pianist, and composer (Ragamalika; Seven Haikais), dies at 81 [date of passing may be 21 Sept]
  • Pieter Tesch, Dutch mine engineer and geologist (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies at 82
1961 Highlights

About September 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 13 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