What Happened on January 25, 1961

Historical Events

Conference of Interest

1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK

  • Military coup in El Salvador

Sports History

Toronto left wing Frank Mahovlich scores twice, giving him 39 for the season, and making him highest single season goal scorer in Maple Leafs' history, as Toronto beats Montreal Canadiens, 5-3

Film Release

Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US

1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michele Tobin, American actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician, born in Singapore
Born in 1961

About January 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 28 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