On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1961

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley hits #1

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Historic Event

1st woman personal physician to a US President - Janet G. Travell (to John F. Kennedy)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Taylor, British touring and session guitarist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; Robbie Williams), born in Bristol, England

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey hall of fame center (Stanley Cup 1984, 85, 87, 88; Hart Memorial Trophy [MVP] 1980–87, 89; Art Ross Trophy [scoring champion] 1981–87, 90, 91, 94; Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings), born in Brantford, Ontario

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Deaths

  • Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
1961 Highlights

About January 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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