On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1961

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection 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

Famous Birthdays

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

About January 3, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn