On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1961

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 concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
1961 Highlights

About September 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo