On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1961

Historical Events

  • Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration

Poet Robert Frost
Robert Frost
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States, the youngest ever sworn in
  • Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
1961 Highlights

About January 20, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius