What Happened on January 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
  • Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, dies at 54