What Happened on January 3, 1961

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. elected Chairman of US House Education and Labor Committee

  • An explosion at the Nuclear Reactor Testing Station in Idaho Falls kills three operators
  • US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Erwin Blom, Dutch rock singer and guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • Lynn Hill, American rock climber (IFSC Climbing World Cup gold 1990), born in Detroit, Michigan
Born in 1961

About January 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: I Love You - Cliff Richard & The Shadows