What Happened on January 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
  • 27th Orange Bowl: #5 Missouri beats #4 Navy, 21-14
  • 27th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats Rice, 14-6
  • 47th Rose Bowl: #6 Washington beats #1 Minnesota, 17-7
  • Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14°F recorded atop Haleakale

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Todd Haynes, American film director

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies