Historical Events for September 1961

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1st - 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
1st - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1st - The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
4th - Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
4th - US authorizes Agency for International Development
5th - JFK begins underground nuclear testing
5th - President Kennedy signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
5th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
6th - USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
9th - Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
10th - 75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 10th - 81st US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)
10th - Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
10th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
10th - Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
11th - Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.
12th - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
12th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
13th - "Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV
13th - Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo
13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Baseball Great Mickey MantleBaseball Great Mickey Mantle 13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
13th - Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
14th - Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR
14th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
15th - 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
15th - Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
16th - CDU loses West German election
16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
16th - WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
17th - Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
17th - Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC
Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel BeckettPlaywright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett 17th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
18th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
19th - Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
20th - After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
20th - James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi
20th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
20th - Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
21st - Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 21st - Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
22nd - Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min
22nd - Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year
23rd - 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
23rd - Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
24th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
25th - KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
26th - "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
26th - Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 27th - Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
27th - Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN
28th - "Doctor Kildare," debuts on NBC-TV
28th - "Hazel," starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
28th - "Purlie Victorious," a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
28th - Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
28th - USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
28th - Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
29th - "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
29th - Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
29th - Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 30th - Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

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