On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1961

Historical Events

  • Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Yagher, American actor, born in Lawrence, Kansas

Person of interestMark Messier

Mark Messier, Canadian NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Peter Beardsley, English footballer, born in Hexham, United Kingdom
1961 Highlights

About January 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn