On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1961

Historical Events

  • "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston (Boston Symphony and Chorus Pro Musica under conductor Charles M√ľnch)
  • KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria

Famous Birthdays

  • Sherry Ramsay, American actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns), born in Stauton, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
1961 Highlights

About January 21, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius