On This Day

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, mine engineer/geology (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies
1961 Highlights

About September 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo