What happened this day in history September 18, 1961

What are the important events that happened on September 18, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 18, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 18, 1961 is the 261st day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 1961 – a Monday. 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 ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,041.65. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate 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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September 18, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Who were born on September 18, 1961?

  • 1961
    James Gandolfini, American actor
  • 1961
    Mark Olson (musician), American musician, singer & songwriter

Who died on September 18, 1961?

  • 1961
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General and distinguished economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)

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