What Happened on September 21, 1961

Historical Events

  • Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook military transport helicopter

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel R Vassallucci, French-Netherlander publisher (Arena)
  • Nancy Travis, American actress (Almost Perfect - "Kim"; Last Man Standing; Chaplin; 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Dickson, American inventor (Band-Aid), dies at 68
  • Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81

About September 21, 1961

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