On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1961

Historical Events

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Military coup in El Salvador

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Film release premierFilm 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

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney

Famous Birthdays

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

About January 25, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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