On This Day

September 13, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo
  • Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Peter Roskam, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Hinsdale, Illinois