On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1961

Historical Events


Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

11th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 35-31; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Sam Huff, NY Giants, LB

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Berry Gordy signs The Supremes with Motown Records

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Famous Birthdays

  • Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian & film director, born in Laval, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Maria Saraceni, Italian composer, dies at 49
1961 Highlights

About January 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn