What Happened on September 5, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

America begins underground nuclear testing

  • US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc-AndrĂ© Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
Born in 1961

About September 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Michael - The Highwaymen
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton