On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1961

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Scott Travis, American drummer (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Simon Reeve, Australian TV presenter and host (Million Dollar Minute), born in Perth, Australia
1961 Highlights

About September 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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