What Happened on January 24, 1961

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC

  • Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68

Famous Birthdays

  • Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Varna, Bulgaria
  • Nastassja Kinski, German actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Vince Russo, American writer, born in Long Island, New York
  • William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete, born in Leuven, Belgium
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

Alfred Carlton Gilbert (1884-1961)

American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), dies at 76

  • Willem van Eysinga, Dutch jurist and diplomat (Paris Peace Conference), dies at 82

About January 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
  • UK #1 Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires