On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1961

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
  • Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Dickson, American inventor (Band-Aid), dies at 68
  • Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81
1961 Highlights

About September 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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