What Happened on January 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV

Sport awardTennis Open

49th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 49th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-1, 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make their debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore", final curtain call lasts 35 mins

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympic 9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • Karen Velez, playmate (December, 1984), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)