On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1961

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

"I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • Ranjit Madurasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92), born in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Maud Wagner, first known American tattoo artist and circus performer, dies at about 83
1961 Highlights

About January 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius