What Happened on January 1, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
  • Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
  • Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Mark Wingett, British actor