What happened this day in history October 20, 1961

What are the important events that happened on October 20, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 20, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 20, 1961 is the 293rd day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 7, 1961 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $206.94. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 20, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.

Who were born on October 20, 1961?

  • 1961
    Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1961
    Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress

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