What Happened on January 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV

Sport awardTennis Open

49th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 49th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-1, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
  • Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)