What Happened on January 13, 1961

Famous Birthdays

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (62 years old)

American comedienne and actress (Elaine Benes-Seinfeld, SNL, Veep), born in NYC, New York

  • Kelly Hrudey, Canadian NHL goalie, 1983-98 (NY Islanders; LA Kings), and broadcaster, born Edmonton, Alberta
  • Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings, England
  • Wayne Coyne, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and theremin player (The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Wayne Marshall, British classical organist, pianist, and conductor, born on Oldham, England
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Ring, American singer ("In The Good Old Summer Time"), and stage and screen actress, dies at 89
1961 Highlights

About January 13, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 20 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