What Happened on January 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 11th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-131 at Syracuse, New York

MurderAssassination

Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Patrice Lumumba

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  • Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ