What Happened on January 10, 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Handler, American actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • Janet Jones, American actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid), born in Bridgeton, Missouri
  • Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Dashiell Hammett, American detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
1961 Highlights

About January 10, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson