On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
  • Nastassja Kinski, actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Vince Russo, American writer
  • William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAlfred Carlton Gilbert

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

  • Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82