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September 12, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Deaths in History

  • Carl Hermann, German physicist, dies at 63
1961 in History