On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1961

Historical Events

  • Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
  • Venezuela adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Fausto Gresini, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer (125cc World C'ship 1985, 87) and team manager (Aprilia Racing, Gresini MotoGP), born in Imola, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive, born in Kendal Regency, Indonesia
  • Trey Junkin, American football tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Conway, Arkansas
1961 Highlights

About January 23, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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