On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1961

Historical Events

Historic Event

JFK begins underground nuclear testing

  • 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? 60 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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