On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1961

Historical Events

  • 27th Orange Bowl: #5 Missouri beats #4 Navy, 21-14
  • 27th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats Rice, 14-6
  • 47th Rose Bowl: #6 Washington beats #1 Minnesota, 17-7
  • Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14°F recorded atop Haleakale

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas

Person of interestGabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Andrea in Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Orrett Rhoden, Jamaican concert pianist, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Todd Haynes, American film director

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies at 60
1961 Highlights

About January 2, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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