What Happened on September 29, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV

Music Recording

Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

  • Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria

Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st Australian female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
1961 Highlights

About September 29, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • UK #1 Song: Kon-Tiki - The Shadows