What Happened on January 19, 1961

Historical Events

Television Debut

1st episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul McCrane, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • William Ragsdale, American actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
Born in 1961
1961 Highlights

About January 19, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 14 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