Birthdays in History in January 1961

  • Jan 7 Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
  • Jan 7 John Thune, American politician
  • Jan 8 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Jan 11 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • Jan 14 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
  • Jan 17 Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
  • Jan 23 Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
  • Jan 24 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
  • Jan 24 Vince Russo, American writer
  • Jan 25 Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
  • Jan 27 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • Jan 27 Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • Jan 31 Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, born in Banjul, Gambia