On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK begins underground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc-AndrĂ© Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies