On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter ("I Kissed a Girl"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Paul Raven, English rock bassist (Killing Joke), born in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, dies at 54
1961 Highlights

About January 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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