What Happened on January 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley hits #1

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers), born in Brantford, Ontario

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Deaths

  • Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies