What Happened on January 20, 1961

Historical Events

JFK Inaugurated

Democrat John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected President of the United States, is administered his oath of office at his inauguration by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright".

Event of Interest

Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees

About January 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires