January 17, 1961 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History


MurderAssassination

Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's 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".

Birthdays in History

  • Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ

Deaths in History

  • Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36