On This Day

September 18, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Deaths in History

  • Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56